Baby Antibiotics Summerfield 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.

Cunningham David L Md PA
(352) 351-2801
10969 Southeast 175th Place Suite 200
Summerfield, FL
 
Dr. Jose Antonio Velez
(352) 854-8700
10762 SE US Highway 441
Belleview, FL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Bolanle Adebiyi, MD
10252 SE US Highway 441
Belleview, FL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ibadan, Coll Of Med, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria
Graduation Year: 1990

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Manuel A Ramos, MD
(352) 640-0595
849 SE 69th Pl
Ocala, FL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Ciudad Juarez, Esc De Med, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr. Normarie M Albino
(352) 751-4958
1400 N US Highway 441 Ste 942
The Villages, FL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Ajufo Sylvester MD Faap
(352) 347-4400
10252 Southeast USHighway 441
Belleview, FL
 
Jose Antonio Velez, MD
(352) 854-8700
10762 SE US Highway 441
Belleview, FL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pr Sch Of Med, San Juan Pr 00936
Graduation Year: 1975

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Dr. Bolanle Adebiyi
(518) 456-0428
10252 SE US Highway 441
Belleview, FL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Normarie M Albino, MD
(352) 751-4958
1400 N US Highway 441 Ste 942
The Villages, FL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pr Sch Of Med, San Juan Pr 00936
Graduation Year: 1994

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Dr. Luis Fernando Marti
(904) 395-0111
11820 SE 123rd Ave
Ocklawaha, FL
Specialty
Pediatrics

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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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