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
 
Richard C Hammond Jr, MD
(661) 948-2886
44808 1/2 Elm Ave
Lancaster, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1956

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Birendra Nath Das, MD
(661) 949-5990
43839 15th St W
Lancaster, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Gauhati Med Coll, Gauhati Univ, Gauhati, Assam, India
Graduation Year: 1969

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Bandula D Ranatunge, MD
(661) 726-2221
43112 15th St W
Lancaster, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vinnica Med Inst, Pirogova, Vinnica, Ukraine
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr. Wadie S Tadros
(661) 726-2226
43112 15th St W
Lancaster, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. P Narasimha Varma
(661) 949-5929
44215 15th St W Ste 115
Lancaster, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Marietta Yumena De Alday
(661) 945-8368
44900 60th St W
Lancaster, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Castro Reyneiro MD
(661) 945-2221
1523 West Avenue J
Lancaster, CA
 
Piruz Bruce Khorvash, MD
(805) 948-7602
44241 15th St W Ste 104
Lancaster, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tabriz Univ, Fac Of Med, (Univ Of Azarabadegan) Tabriz, Iran
Graduation Year: 1962

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(661) 945-2221
1523 West Avenue J
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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