Baby Antibiotics Syracuse NY

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. Kruti Ravindra Acharya
(315) 422-5823
770 James St Apt 1402
Syracuse, NY
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dejesus Maria A
(315) 474-4475
815 James Street
Syracuse, NY
 
Butler Melanie MD
(315) 479-6626
101 Union Avenue
Syracuse, NY
 
Jonathan T Chai, MD
(814) 877-2281
301 Prospect Ave
Syracuse, NY
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1991

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Robert Emmett Long, MD
(315) 446-4580
Apt 9H 989 James St
Syracuse, NY
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1962

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Kruti Ravindra Acharya, MD
(315) 422-5823
770 James St Apt 1402
Syracuse, NY
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1999

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Kathleen Suzanne Webb, MD, FAAP
(315) 448-5861
Syracuse, NY
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1986

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Elbadawi Nabila A
(315) 472-7500
601 North Townsend Street
Syracuse, NY
 
Dejesus Maria A
(315) 472-7500
601 North Townsend Street
Syracuse, NY
 
Advocates for Womens Health
(315) 422-2222
770 James Street
Syracuse, NY
 
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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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