Baby Antibiotics Rhinelander WI

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.

Laura Beth Lowry, MD, FAAP
(715) 490-0324
2251 N Shore Dr Ste 200
Rhinelander, WI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1994

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Ege Hilmi MD
(715) 361-4700
2251 North Shore Drive
Rhinelander, WI
 
Diane Ellen Carpenter, MD
(715) 361-4700
2251 N Shore Dr
Rhinelander, WI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1984

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(715) 361-4700
2251 North Shore Drive
Rhinelander, WI
 
Parris Ellen MD
(715) 369-5051
2 East Ocala Street
Rhinelander, WI
 
Saint Mary's Hospital General - Behavioral Health-
(715) 361-2815
1020 Kabel Avenue
Rhinelander, WI
 
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(715) 361-4700
1020 Kabel Avenue
Rhinelander, WI
 
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(715) 361-4700
2251 North Shore Drive
Rhinelander, WI
 
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2 East Ocala Street
Rhinelander, WI
 
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(715) 361-4700
2251 North Shore Drive
Rhinelander, WI
 
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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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