Baby Antibiotics Tinley Park IL

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.

J Bubeckwardenburg, MD
Tinley Park, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 2001

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Kaushik J Pandya, MD
(708) 532-8800
17029 Harlem Ave
Tinley Park, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1975

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Dr. J Bubeckwardenburg
(734) 214-0197
Tinley Park, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Judith G Savage
(312) 347-3434
16750 80th Ave Ste E
Tinley Park, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Juanita Aguila Corrales
(708) 342-2364
52 Corinth Dr
Tinley Park, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Judith G Savage, MD
(312) 347-3434
16750 80th Ave
Tinley Park, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1976

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Levrant Seth MD
(708) 532-7017
16345 Harlem Avenue Suite 1W
Tinley Park, IL
 
Dr. Denice Darcell Cook
(708) 444-7200
6701 159th St
Tinley Park, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Kyung Hahn
(708) 478-7800
18210 La Grange Rd
Tinley Park, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Denice Darcell Cook, MD
(708) 444-7200
6703 159th St Ste 115
Tinley Park, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1985

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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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