Baby Antibiotics Sarasota FL

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.

Creevy Joseph J MD
(941) 371-3337
3333 Cattlemen Road Suite 210
Sarasota, FL
 
Donald Scott Featherman, MD
(941) 955-5191
2020 Cattlemen Rd Ste 600
Sarasota, FL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1984

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Dr. Janet Lee Minella
(941) 955-5191
2020 Cattlemen Rd Ste 600
Sarasota, FL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Featherman D Scott MD
(941) 955-5191
2020 Cattleman Rd
Sarasota, FL
 
Donald Scott Featherman
(941) 955-5191
2020 Cattlemen Rd
Sarasota, FL
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Adamson Christopher D MD
(941) 379-1799
3333 Cattlemen Road
Sarasota, FL
 
Byers Matthew D MD
(941) 379-1800
3333 Cattlemen Rd
Sarasota, FL
 
Richard Paterson Morse, MD
3333 Cattlemen Rd
Sarasota, FL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1966

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Janet Lee Minella, MD
(941) 955-5191
2020 Cattlemen Rd Ste 600
Sarasota, FL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1986

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Comprehensive Childcare Associates
(941) 955-5191
2020 Cattlemen Road Suite 600
Sarasota, FL
 
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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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