Baby Antibiotics Sumner WA

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.

Dr. Donald Robert Johnson
(360) 475-4216
Puyallup, WA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Delores Mary Gries, MD
(253) 445-7028
1918 27th Pl SE
Puyallup, WA
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1993

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Dr. George Varkey Achett
(717) 299-8933
11102 Sunrise Blvd E Ste 104
Puyallup, WA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Frood Lawrence R MD
(253) 841-4353
222 15th Avenue Southeast
Puyallup, WA
 
Carleton Scott H MD
(253) 841-4353
222 15th Avenue Southeast
Puyallup, WA
 
Pearl Ren MD
(253) 841-8939
1619 3rd Street Southeast
Puyallup, WA
 
Mebust Kimberley A MD
(253) 848-9656
1322 3rd Street Southeast Suite 220
Puyallup, WA
 
Dr.Mazen Dahan
(253) 848-7660
120 14th Ave SE # A
Puyallup, WA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Aleppo, Fac Of Med, Aleppo
Year of Graduation: 1990
Speciality
Pediatrician
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Virtue Clarence M MD
(253) 841-4378
702 23rd Avenue Southeast
Puyallup, WA
 
KARR Nancy S MD Rheumatology
(253) 446-0311
102 23rd Avenue Southeast Suite A
Puyallup, WA
 
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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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