Baby Antibiotics Plymouth MI

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.

Lee M Weinstein, MD
(248) 203-6620
36700 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Business
Child Health Associates
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Raymond Holly Cpnp
(734) 455-4600
990 West Ann Arbor Trail
Plymouth, MI
 
Dr. Meera Raghunathan
(734) 454-8001
Plymouth, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Kris Kumar Samaddar
Plymouth, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Melinda Leigh Linerode
Plymouth, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Meera Raghunathan, MD
(313) 416-9252
50027 Standish Ct
Plymouth, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1983

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IHA
(734) 455-4600
990 West Ann Arbor Trail Suite 210
Plymouth, MI
 
Mary Alonzi, DO
(734) 459-9260
9365 N Haggerty Rd
Plymouth, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1977

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Dr. Michelle Lea Macy
Plymouth, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Sumita Roy
(603) 226-4960
9123 Countrywood Dr
Plymouth, MI
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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