Baby Antibiotics Queensbury NY

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.

Elias Andrew Socolof, MD
(518) 793-0459
53 Cormus Rd
Queensbury, NY
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1994

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Eugene James Mc Tiernan, MD
(518) 623-2844
Queensbury, NY
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr. Elias Andrew Socolof
(518) 793-0459
53 Cormus Rd
Queensbury, NY
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. David Francis Mousaw
(518) 251-2541
Queensbury, NY
Specialty
Pediatrics

Michael Charles Slaughter, MD
(518) 793-2483
536 Bay Rd
Queensbury, NY
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Glens Falls Hospital, Glens Falls, Ny

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Dr. Joel Lawrence Solomon
(518) 747-2825
Queensbury, NY
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Joan Catherine Durocher
(212) 420-2019
14 Manor Dr
Queensbury, NY
Specialty
Pediatrics

Joan Catherine Durocher, MD
14 Manor Dr
Queensbury, NY
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1967

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Joel Lawrence Solomon, MD
(518) 747-2825
Queensbury, NY
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1974

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David Francis Mousaw, MD
(518) 792-8942
20 Centennial Dr
Queensbury, NY
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1971

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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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