Baby Antibiotics Springville UT

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.

George H Michalek
(801) 489-9883
269 E 400 S
Springville, UT
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Jorge Horacio Michalek, MD
(801) 489-8631
269 E 400 S Ste 2
Springville, UT
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Buenos Aires, Fac De Med, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Graduation Year: 1968

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Canyon View Medical Group
(801) 489-8464
5 East 400 North
Springville, UT
 
D John Noren Bennett, MD
(801) 798-7301
325 W Center St
Spanish Fork, UT
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1991

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Dr. D John Noren Bennett
(801) 798-7301
325 W Center St
Spanish Fork, UT
Specialty
Pediatrics

David DeVenport
(801) 491-9883
269 E 400 S
Springville, UT
Specialty
Pediatrics

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David Scott Devenport, MD
(801) 491-9883
269 E 400 S
Springville, UT
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1993

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Renae Holland
(801) 344-4311
1300 E Center St
Provo, UT
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Richard D Paxton
(801) 798-7301
325 W Center St
Spanish Fork, UT
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Juchau Jeffrey J
(801) 798-7301
325 West Center Street Frnt
Spanish Fork, UT
 
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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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