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.

Dr. Stuart N Boismenue
(715) 365-4040
138 S Stevens St
Rhinelander, WI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Bodensteiner Joseph A MD
(715) 361-4772
2251 North Shore Drive
Rhinelander, WI
 
Agre James MD
(715) 361-4700
2251 North Shore Drive
Rhinelander, WI
 
Corujo-Incha Eunice MD
(715) 361-4763
2251 North Shore Drive
Rhinelander, WI
 
Reddy Pavan MD
(715) 361-4700
2251 North Shore Drive
Rhinelander, WI
 
Dr. Maria C Gonzalez Cerra
(715) 369-7740
Rhinelander, WI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Carpenter Diane MD
(715) 361-4700
2251 North Shore Drive
Rhinelander, WI
 
Pantalone Richard MD
(715) 361-4700
2251 North Shore Drive
Rhinelander, WI
 
Dr.Paul Wegehaupt
(715) 478-3318
2251 N Shore Drive
Rhinelander, WI
Gender
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Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1970
Speciality
Pediatrician
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Dr. Diane Ellen Carpenter
(414) 372-8080
Rhinelander, WI
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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