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.

Sorum Randy D
(253) 841-4311
1318 3rd Street Southeast
Puyallup, WA
 
Bjarke Erik N MD
(253) 841-4353
222 15th Avenue Southeast
Puyallup, WA
 
Dr. Donald Robert Johnson
(360) 475-4216
Puyallup, WA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Gustafson Julie A MD
(253) 848-0368
104 27th Avenue Southeast
Puyallup, WA
 
Dr. Timothy Bernard Jolley
(253) 848-1572
1322 3rd St SE Ste 240
Puyallup, WA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr.Victoria Jimeno
(253) 848-8797
11102 Sunrise Boulevard East #110
Puyallup, WA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Pediatrician
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Levine Andrew R MD
(253) 841-4353
222 15th Avenue Southeast
Puyallup, WA
 
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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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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