Baby Antibiotics Spencerport NY

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.

Elizabeth Blasco, MD
(585) 349-3133
21 Union Hill Dr Ste E1
Spencerport, NY
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1997

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Dr. Elizabeth Blasco
(585) 349-3133
21 Union Hill Dr Ste E1
Spencerport, NY
Specialty
Pediatrics

Sarah Leddy
(585) 225-0950
2350 Ridgeway Avenue
Rochester, NY
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Eichel Lois H MD
(585) 227-4000
2420 Ridgeway Avenue
Rochester, NY
 
Mary Anne Kiernan, MD
(716) 225-0950
2350 Ridgeway Ave
Rochester, NY
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1980

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Dr. Cheryl Ann Kame
(510) 428-3259
9 Walnut Hill Dr
Spencerport, NY
Specialty
Pediatrics

Cheryl Ann Kame, MD
9 Walnut Hill Dr
Spencerport, NY
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1989

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Ramnik Ratilal Vora, MD
(716) 225-5030
888 Long Pond Rd
Rochester, NY
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1972

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Charles Lewis Bruehl
(585) 594-9254
4415 Buffalo Rd
North Chili, NY
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Richard Patrick Sullivan, MD
(716) 225-1700
3101 Ridge Rd W Bldg C
Rochester, NY
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1979

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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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