Baby Antibiotics Stuart FL

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.

Milton M Aponte, MD
(772) 785-8989
380 SW Prima Vista Blvd
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Business
Cornerstone Pediatrics
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Dermarkarian Robert M MD
(772) 283-4428
1100 Southeast Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, FL
 
Alonso Pedro A MD
(772) 283-4428
1100 Southeast Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, FL
 
John Baron, MD
(561) 229-9993
1438 SE Riverside Dr
Stuart, FL
Specialties
Family Practice, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1962

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Beauvais Laguerre, MD
(561) 223-5664
2392 SE Ocean Blvd
Stuart, FL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ D'Aix-Marseille Ii, Uer De Med, Marseille, France
Graduation Year: 1976

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Charnvitayapong Kasem MD
(772) 283-4428
1100 Southeast Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, FL
 
Dr. Lynn Anne Scheel
(772) 335-8455
Stuart, FL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Fiske Darrell N Facr
(772) 283-8380
2081 Southeast Ocean Boulevard Lbby
Stuart, FL
 
Carroll Ann Brennan, MD
(516) 283-2111
7 Kingston Ct
Stuart, FL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1981

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Ettinger Mark P MD PA Facr
(772) 283-8380
2081 Southeast Ocean Boulevard Suite 3A
Stuart, FL
 
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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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