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.

Mary P Fairchok, MD, FAAP
(253) 968-1831
12816 135th Avenue Ct E
Puyallup, WA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1986

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Frood Lawrence R MD
(253) 841-4353
222 15th Avenue Southeast
Puyallup, WA
 
Mazen Dahan, MD
(253) 848-7660
120 14th Ave SE Ste A
Puyallup, WA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Aleppo, Fac Of Med, Aleppo, Syria
Graduation Year: 1990

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

Tacoma Radiation Oncology Center - Puyallup Office
(253) 841-4311
1318 3rd Street Southeast
Puyallup, WA
 
Timothy Bernard Jolley, MD
(253) 848-1572
1322 3rd St SE Ste 240
Puyallup, WA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1971

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Dr. Delores Mary Gries
Puyallup, WA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr Mazen Dahan MD Faap
(253) 848-7660
120 14th Avenue Southeast Suite A
Puyallup, WA
 
Dr. George Varkey Achett
(717) 299-8933
11102 Sunrise Blvd E Ste 104
Puyallup, WA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Pearl Ren MD
(253) 841-8939
1619 3rd Street Southeast
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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