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.

Shylaja Nuguri, MD
15777 Northline Rd
Southgate, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Kakatiya Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Warrangal, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1984

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Makim B M MD
(734) 284-7223
13136 Fort Street
Southgate, MI
 
Dr. Charles Michael Goddard
(734) 283-4416
15350 Trenton Rd
Southgate, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

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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Petrovich Marlene
(734) 246-8100
15777 Northline Road
Southgate, MI
 
Gambel Michael Md PC
(734) 282-5502
12100 Dix Toledo Road
Southgate, MI
 
Colosimo Barbara MD
(734) 246-8100
15777 Northline Road Suite 202
Southgate, MI
 
Ahmad Ammar Mourad
(734) 283-5519
15350 Trenton Rd
Southgate, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Deshmukh Ganesh MD
(734) 246-8100
15777 Northline Road
Southgate, MI
 
Garlapaty V R & Reddy P G
(734) 281-4197
14500 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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