Baby Antibiotics Severna Park 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.

Maiya Yetunde elon Clark
(410) 544-5141
692 Ritchie Hwy # A
Severna Park, MD
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Aliabadi Farhad MD
(410) 721-2273
Pediatric Group Anna
Severna Park, MD
 
Dr. George Alvin Lentz Jr
(410) 647-0221
542 Marlinspike Dr
Severna Park, MD
Specialty
Pediatrics

Faith Alice Hackett
(410) 647-8300
844 Ritchie Hwy
Severna Park, MD
Specialty
Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine

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Dr. Faith Alice Hackett
(410) 647-8300
844 Ritchie Hwy Ste 206
Severna Park, MD
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Marinela Tecson Macaraeg
Severna Park, MD
Specialty
Pediatrics

Vickers Rebecca F MD
(410) 544-5141
692 Ritchie Hwy
Severna Park, MD
 
Robert G Gibson
(441) 054-4514
692 Ritchie Hwy # A
Severna Park, MD
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Jacalyn L Ginsburg, DO, FAAP
(410) 315-8300
844 Ritchie Hwy Ste 206
Severna Park, MD
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1993

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Ginsburg Jacalyn MD
(410) 647-8300
844 Ritchie Highway Suite 206
Severna Park, MD
 
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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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