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.

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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Bassey-Akamune Felicia MD
(301) 408-1885
7676 New Hampshire Avenue
Takoma Park, MD
 
Dr. Felicia Uduak Bassey-Akamune
(215) 590-2767
7676 New Hampshire Ave
Takoma Park, MD
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Cecelia T Lester
(858) 636-4300
7620 Carroll Ave
Takoma Park, MD
Specialty
Pediatrics

Sithanandam Sadhasivam, MD
(301) 891-6141
7610 Carroll Ave Ste 380
Takoma Park, MD
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jawaharlal Inst Of Post-Grad Med Educ, Madras Univ, Pondicherry
Graduation Year: 1972

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Dr. Ceceila Hall Carrington
(301) 431-1772
8007 Glenside Dr
Takoma Park, MD
Specialty
Pediatrics

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

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Flynn Gawin
(301) 445-4306
7505 New Hampshire Ave Ste 306
Takoma Park, MD
 
Dr. Lavanya Sithanandam
(301) 891-6141
7610 Carroll Ave Ste 380
Takoma Park, MD
Specialty
Pediatrics

Sholey Argani, MD
(202) 745-8107
217 Spring Ave
Takoma Park, MD
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
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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