Baby Antibiotics Rosamond CA

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.

David
(661) 824-8282
16914 State Highway 14
Mojave, CA
 
Dr. Karunyan Arulanantham
(805) 942-0120
1675 Staffordshire Dr
Lancaster, CA
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Pediatrics

Dr. Alegre A Deguzman Ignaci
(661) 274-8666
43847 Heaton Ave Ste J
Lancaster, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Burchette Dora MD
(661) 945-9411
44469 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA
 
David Evan Bronstein
(661) 726-2224
43112 15th St W
Lancaster, CA
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Pediatrics

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(661) 726-2226
43112 15th St W
Lancaster, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

George Perdikis MD
(661) 940-5155
1669 West Avenue J Suite 308
Lancaster, CA
 
Suresh Kumar Singla
(661) 726-2222
43112 15th St W
Lancaster, CA
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Pediatrics

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(661) 945-9411
44469 10th St West
Lancaster, CA
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Pediatrics

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(661) 948-2886
44808 1/2 Elm Ave
Lancaster, CA
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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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