Baby Antibiotics Sioux Falls SD

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.

Ansari Asad MD
(605) 322-6825
300 North Dakota Avenue Suite 117
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Eckhoff James
(605) 328-3485
1210 West 18th Street
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Fox Mark W Md Facs PC
(605) 367-9320
1210 West 18th Street Suite 204
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Terrence Wayne Carver, MD, FAAP
(605) 333-7169
1305 W 18th Ste
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1990

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Shamoun DANY
(605) 322-8630
300 North Dakota Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Tynan Daniel G
(605) 367-9320
1210 West 18th Street
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Nazir Jawad MD
(605) 322-7250
300 North Dakota Avenue Suite 117
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Dr. Benjamin A Kruskal
(617) 552-5137
94000610 Metavante Way (H)
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Pediatrics

Benjamin A Kruskal, MD, FAAP
(617) 552-5137
94000610 Metavante Way (H)
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1988

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Sulanc Ebru MD
(605) 322-6825
300 North Dakota Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
 
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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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