Baby Antibiotics Sturgeon Bay WI

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.

William Harry Perloff, MD
Baileys Harbor, WI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1977

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Alan A DeAngelis, MD
(262) 251-7500
N84 W16889 Menomonee Ave
Menomonee Falls, WI
Business
Advanced Healthcare Menomonee Falls Clinic
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Curtis Ramon Weatherhogg, MD
(608) 282-8350
20 S Park St Ste 303
Madison, WI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1955

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Jill Marie Gronowski, MD
(262) 251-7500
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1999

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Lake Country Pediatrics SC
(262) 569-7100
970 South Silver Lake Street Suite 102
Oconomowoc, WI
 
Dr. William Harry Perloff
(540) 985-9800
Baileys Harbor, WI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Stanley E Harris, MD
(414) 456-7058
9200 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1974

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Earnest Melissa L MD
(262) 242-0051
6425 West Mequon Road
Mequon, WI
 
James Hyde Conway, MD
(608) 263-9941
600 Highland Ave H4/450 CSC,
Madison, WI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1990

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Praeger Myron OD
(262) 284-3456
1777 West Grand Avenue
Port Washington, WI
 
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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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