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.

Ghali Fred MD
(817) 421-3376
1280 South Main Street
Grapevine, TX
 
Holdridge- Kasey O.D.
(817) 329-2700
1643 Lancaster Drive Suite 301
Grapevine, TX
 
Cook Children's Physician NT
(817) 416-6644
3801 William D Tate Avenue
Grapevine, TX
 
Hopkins Eric MD
(817) 488-7573
1600 Lancaster Drive
Grapevine, TX
 
Endocrinology & Reproductive Medicne of Trrnt Coun
(817) 410-9993
1601 Lancaster Drive
Grapevine, TX
 
Eric E Hopkins
(817) 488-7573
1600 W Northwest Hwy
Grapevine, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Andrew Henry Kilgus, MD
(817) 488-7573
1600 Lancaster Dr Ste 103
Grapevine, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Baylor Med Ctr -Grapevine, Grapevine, Tx
Group Practice: Cook Children's Physi Network

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Arca Sandra MD
(817) 416-6644
3801 William D Tate Avenue
Grapevine, TX
 
Dr. Faryal Abdul Ghaffar
(817) 416-5554
1600 W College St
Grapevine, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

William Pierre Robert
(817) 488-7334
1600 W College St
Grapevine, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

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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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