Baby Antibiotics Severn MD

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.

Johns Hopkins Medical Services Corporation - Odent
(410) 519-2400
1132 Annapolis Road
Severn, MD
 
Dr. Estrellita T Cottingham
(410) 360-2400
Hanover, MD
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Estrellita P Trias
(410) 539-3360
7503 Saffron Ct
Hanover, MD
Specialty
Pediatrics

Arnold Seth Kirshenbaum, MD
(410) 553-8004
7310 Ritchie Hwy Ste 313
Glen Burnie, MD
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1979

Data Provided by:
Latimer J Stephen MD Faap
(410) 761-2888
1916 Crain Highway South
Glen Burnie, MD
 
Estrellita T Cottingham, MD
(410) 360-2400
Hanover, MD
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1965

Data Provided by:
Estrellita P Trias, MD, FAAP
(410) 539-3360
7503 Saffron Ct
Hanover, MD
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1965

Data Provided by:
Monfried Allan J MD
(410) 766-0660
795 Aquahart Road Suite 130
Glen Burnie, MD
 
Pindell Marlene MD
(410) 519-2400
1134 Annapolis Road
Odenton, MD
 
Jennifer Karen Landsman, MD
301 Hospital Dr
Glen Burnie, MD
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1998

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Babies, Antibiotics, and Asthma

Provided by: 

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.

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...