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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James Sansone
(734) 455-4600
990 W Ann Arbor Trl
Plymouth, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Lorri Vanderroest
(734) 455-4600
990 W Ann Arbor Trl
Plymouth, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Mary Alonzi
(734) 459-9260
9365 N Haggerty Rd
Plymouth, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Sumita Roy, MD
9123 Countrywood Dr
Plymouth, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 2001

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Kris Kumar Samaddar, MD
Plymouth, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 2001

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Dr. Gary Marshall Weiner
(734) 712-3325
Plymouth, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Nancy Patrice Spangler, MD
(734) 455-4600
990 W Ann Arbor Trl Ste 210
Plymouth, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1982

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Dr. Melinda Leigh Linerode
Plymouth, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Kimberly Meisenhlder
(734) 455-4600
990 W Ann Arbor Trl
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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