Baby Antibiotics Ripley TN

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.

Medsouth Healthcare P C
(731) 635-4741
202 Tucker Avenue
Ripley, TN
 
Magee Robert W
(731) 635-4741
202 Tucker Avenue
Ripley, TN
 
Beasley Jimmie L MD
(901) 476-1155
1998 Highway 51 South
Covington, TN
 
Deborah L Beasley, DO
(901) 476-1155
1998 Highway 51 S
Covington, TN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1990

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Covington Urology Clinic
(901) 476-2621
1995 Highway 51 South Suite 104
Covington, TN
 
Murray Wayne D MD
(731) 635-4741
202 Tucker Avenue
Ripley, TN
 
Hunt Joe W MD
(731) 635-4741
202 Tucker Avenue
Ripley, TN
 
Dr. Deborah L Beasley
(901) 476-1155
1998 Highway 51 S
Covington, TN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Natarajan Shankar MD
(901) 476-0043
901 Highway 51 North
Covington, TN
 
Dr.Jimmie Beasley
(901) 476-1155
1998 Highway 51 S
Covington, TN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1973
Speciality
Pediatrician
General Information
Hospital: Baptist Memorial Hosp Tipton, Covington, Tn
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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