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.

Jennifer Fallon De Lucia, MD
(419) 897-8370
26101 Edinborough Cir
Perrysburg, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1994

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Tracy Karolyi
(419) 872-7700
1601 Brigham Dr
Perrysburg, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Medaglia Antoinette L MD
(419) 872-7700
1601 Brigham Drive
Perrysburg, OH
 
Carmen Weeber-Morse
(419) 872-7700
1601 Brigham Dr
Perrysburg, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. W David Gemmill
(419) 874-4483
102 Ottekee Dr
Perrysburg, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Gustine Patrick A
(419) 872-0666
28442 East River Road
Perrysburg, OH
 
Sophia G McCullough, MD
(419) 251-8050
108 Ashwood Ct
Perrysburg, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 2000

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Dr. Daniel Arthur Shover
Perrysburg, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Kenneth A Turk
(419) 872-7700
1601 Brigham Dr
Perrysburg, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Donald Theophil Wasik
(419) 872-3270
1103 Village Square Dr
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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