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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Dr. Antoinette Hernandez
(414) 266-6800
5948 Stefanie Way
Caledonia, WI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Bastin Kenneth T MD
(414) 649-6420
2900 West Oklahoma Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 
Sy Santiago T Y MD
(414) 281-0400
4666 South 35th Street
Milwaukee, WI
 
Dr. William Harry Perloff
(540) 985-9800
Baileys Harbor, WI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Herdrich Gary M MD
(262) 334-3451
1700 West Paradise Drive
West Bend, WI
 
Radiology Chartered
(920) 499-1428
1789 Shawano Avenue
Green Bay, WI
 
Hutson Clare F
(608) 282-2000
1025 Regent Street
Madison, WI
 
Kim Steven MD
(920) 436-1359
900 South Webster Avenue
Green Bay, 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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