Baby Antibiotics Torrington CT

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.

Litchfield County Pediatrics LLC
(860) 489-4144
52 Peck Road
Torrington, CT
 
Benzoni Lucia C MD
(860) 489-5068
538 Litchfield Street
Torrington, CT
 
Moon Won K MD
(860) 489-4144
52 Peck Road
Torrington, CT
 
Anjum G Khera, MD
733 E Main St
Torrington, CT
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Medical School: Fatima Jinnah Med Coll For Women, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1985

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(860) 482-8177
30 Peck Rd
Torrington, CT
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Pediatrics
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Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 2001

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Torrington, CT
 
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(860) 489-4144
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Torrington, CT
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J. Michael B. Curi MD & Jessica L. Magda MD
(860) 482-8177
30 Peck Rd Building # 1
Torrington, CT
 
Brian W McCarthy, MD
245 Alvord Park Rd
Torrington, CT
Specialties
Pediatrics
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Medical School: Royal Coll Of Surgeons In Ireland, Med Sch, Dublin, Ireland
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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