Baby Antibiotics Seabrook TX

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. Michelle Ann Meehan
Seabrook, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Fouad Azim
(713) 741-2273
Seabrook, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

James Anderson Twining, MD
(713) 488-6347
17150 El Camino Real
Houston, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1965

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Dudneyn E MD
(281) 604-1300
1300 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston, TX
 
Clear Lake Neurology
(281) 218-7660
17000 El Camino Real Suite 205
Houston, TX
 
Reena Moza, MD
1902 Shoreline Dr
Seabrook, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2005

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Fouad Azim, MD
(713) 741-2273
Seabrook, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: De La Salle Univ Coll Of Med, Dasmarinas, Cavite, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1987

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Marissa Santos Perona, MD
(281) 335-3233
18100 Saint John Dr Ste 350
Houston, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ, Coll Of Med, Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Christus St John Hosp, Houston, Tx
Group Practice: Nassau Bay Pediatric Group

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Candace P Siegel
(713) 442-0000
830 Gemini St
Houston, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Davida Jones Wardell, MD
(281) 335-3233
18100 Saint John Dr
Houston, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 2000

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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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