Baby Antibiotics Southlake TX

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.

Dr. Sandra Hancock Arca
(817) 416-6644
3801 William D Tate Ave Ste 200
Grapevine, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

Harla S Robert DO
(817) 329-2263
2321 Ira E Woods Avenue Suite 180
Grapevine, TX
 
Dickey Elizabeth S Faap
(817) 329-8929
2011 West Northwest Highway
Grapevine, TX
 
Gonzales Peter C MD
(972) 869-3448
Baylor Medical Cente
Grapevine, TX
 
Frey Patrick MD
(817) 465-0373
1600 West College Street
Grapevine, TX
 
William Pierre Robert
(817) 488-7334
1600 W College St
Grapevine, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Cash Robert Lin Jr MD
(817) 424-5959
1600 West College Street
Grapevine, TX
 
William Pierre Robert, MD
(817) 488-7334
1600 W College St Ste LL60
Grapevine, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1991

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Mary Anne Askari, MD, FAAP
(817) 329-8929
2011 W Northwest Hwy
Grapevine, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1988

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Eric E Hopkins, MD
(817) 488-7573
1600 Lancaster Dr Ste 103
Grapevine, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1999

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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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