Baby Antibiotics Perrysburg OH

Conventional wisdom tells us that babies and germs make a bad mix. Since children's immune systems generally aren’t fully functional until their second birthday, diligent moms and dads pay special attention to cleanliness and proper sanitation. And when babies come down with bugs, well-intentioned pediatricians often prescribe broad'spectrum antibiotics.

Carol A Kennedy
(419) 872-7700
1601 Brigham Dr
Perrysburg, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Gustine Patrick A
(419) 872-0666
28442 East River Road
Perrysburg, OH
 
Dvorak Jon R MD
(419) 872-7700
1601 Brigham Drive
Perrysburg, OH
 
Kennedy Carol A MD
(419) 872-7700
1601 Brigham Drive
Perrysburg, OH
 
Tracy Karolyi, DO
1601 Brigham Dr Ste 200
Perrysburg, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Ohio Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Athens Oh 45701
Graduation Year: 1994

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Burns J Bradley
(419) 872-0666
28442 East River Road
Perrysburg, OH
 
Dr. Carmen M Weeber Morse
(419) 661-1231
29649 Carnoustie Ct
Perrysburg, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr.Donald Cameron
(419) 874-8447
28442 E River Rd # 203
Perrysburg, OH
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of West Indies, Fac Med Sci, Kingston
Year of Graduation: 1975
Speciality
Pediatrician
General Information
Hospital: St Vincent Mercy Med Ctr, Toledo, Oh
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Jenkins Oliver H MD
(419) 873-3277
900 West South Boundary Street
Perrysburg, OH
 
Dr. Jennifer Fallon De Lucia
(419) 897-8370
26101 Edinborough Cir
Perrysburg, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Babies, Antibiotics, and Asthma

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By Kris Kucera

Conventional wisdom tells us that babies and germs make a bad mix. Since children’s immune systems generally aren’t fully functional until their second birthday, diligent moms and dads pay special attention to cleanliness and proper sanitation. And when babies come down with bugs, well-intentioned pediatricians often prescribe broad-spectrum antibiotics. Unfortunately, giving antibiotics to infants—even just one course—in their first year of life may double their susceptibility to asthma, compared to antibiotic-free babies, according to researchers from the University of British Columbia, along with BC’s Centre for Disease Control and Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation. Scrutinizing eight studies, which surveyed more than 12,000 children, the researchers’ data indirectly support the hygiene hypothesis—the idea that in developed countries, kids’ reduced exposure to germs may actually impede their immune responses. Critics argue that although pediatric exposure to germs is essential, certain bacterial infections necessitate antibiotic treatment as a safety measure. Also, they point out, the hygiene hypothesis fails in inner cities, where asthma rates in underprivileged youths have soared, even though most of these kids live amid substandard levels of hygiene. With the jury still out, concerned parents should ask their pediatricians for blood work before they agree to medicate their infants, preventing needless antibiotic treatments for viral infections or illnesses with undetermined causes.

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