Baby Antibiotics Rockford IL

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. Glendon Courtney Burress
(815) 968-4400
1401 E State St
Rockford, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Antonio R Baluga
(815) 397-4142
6905 E State Street
Rockford, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Mohammed Hameeduddin
(815) 489-4646
1415 E State St Ste 405
Rockford, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Northern Illinois Nephrology SC
(815) 398-9590
6979 Redansa Drive
Rockford, IL
 
Burress Glendon MD
(815) 967-5437
1401 East State Street
Rockford, IL
 
Glendon Burress
(815) 967-5437
1401 E State St
Rockford, IL
Specialty
Pediatric Gastroenterology

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Hanif Nadeem
(815) 397-7212
5668 East State Street
Rockford, IL
 
Gale Jean
(815) 397-6530
129 Phelps Avenue
Rockford, IL
 
Taveepong Terayanont, MD
(815) 489-4194
1400 Charles St
Rockford, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chulalongkorn Univ, Fac Of Med, Bangkok, Thailand
Graduation Year: 1974

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Dr. Burton Emerson Moore
(815) 962-7922
1415 E State St
Rockford, IL
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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