Baby Antibiotics Takoma Park MD

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.

CAPT Katherine Quinn Philla, MD
(802) 233-7901
8314 Garland Ave Apt 5
Takoma Park, MD
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2005

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Felicia Uduak Bassey-Akamune, MD, FAAP
7676 New Hampshire Ave
Takoma Park, MD
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Cecelia T Lester, MD
7620 Carroll Ave
Takoma Park, MD
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1980

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Dr. Michele A Lloyd Puryear
(301) 588-4511
7419 Piney Branch Rd
Takoma Park, MD
Specialty
Pediatrics

Michael D Darden, MD
(301) 439-6235
7517 New Hampshire Ave
Takoma Park, MD
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1978

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Rachel Elizabeth Tellez
(301) 431-2972
7676 New Hampshire Ave
Takoma Park, MD
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Lavanya Sithanandam, MD
(301) 891-6141
7610 Carroll Ave Ste 380
Takoma Park, MD
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 2001

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Dr. Lavanya Sithanandam
(301) 891-6141
7610 Carroll Ave Ste 380
Takoma Park, MD
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Felicia Bassey Akamane
(202) 675-7054
7676 New Hampshire Ave Ste 330
Takoma Park, MD
Specialty
Pediatrics

Ceceila Hall Carrington, MD
(301) 431-1772
8007 Glenside Dr
Takoma Park, MD
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1990

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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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