Baby Antibiotics Southgate MI

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.

Goddard C M MD
(734) 283-4616
15354 Trenton Road
Southgate, MI
 
Mirkazemi Mehram
(734) 246-8100
15777 Northline Road
Southgate, MI
 
Pawlick Geraldine MD
(734) 246-8100
15777 Northline Road Suite 202
Southgate, MI
 
Danysh Bohdan MD
(734) 246-8100
15777 Northline Road
Southgate, MI
 
Nagappa Champa MD
(734) 246-8100
15777 Northline Road
Southgate, MI
 
Jurin Boriboon, MD
(734) 283-4616
15350 Trenton Rd
Southgate, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mahidol Univ-Siriraj Hosp, Fac Of Med, Bangkok, Thailand
Graduation Year: 1967

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Iacobellis Michael MD
(734) 246-8100
15777 Northline Road
Southgate, MI
 
DiNesh Nayak
(734) 285-3090
15255 Northline Rd
Southgate, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Charles Michael Goddard, MD
(734) 283-4416
15350 Trenton Rd
Southgate, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Henry Ford Wyandotte Hosp, Wyandotte, Mi
Group Practice: Child & Adolescent Center Pc

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Finch Joseph
(734) 246-8100
15777 Northline Road
Southgate, MI
 
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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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