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.

Schettler Herbert H MD
(860) 496-8990
538 Litchfield Street Suite 204
Torrington, CT
 
Devanney James F MD
(860) 496-8990
538 Litchfield Street Suite 204
Torrington, CT
 
Edward Carleton Kavle, MD
538 Litchfield St
Torrington, CT
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1988

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Goldman Leslie P MD
(860) 496-0455
245 Alvord Park Road
Torrington, CT
 
Richard T Tenczar
(860) 489-4144
52 Peck Rd
Torrington, CT
Specialty
Adolescent Medicine

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Litchfield County Pediatrics LLC
(860) 489-4144
52 Peck Road
Torrington, CT
 
Edward Carlton Kavle
(860) 489-5068
538 Litchfield St
Torrington, CT
Specialty
Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine

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Litchfield County Gastroenterology Associates LLC
(860) 496-0455
245 Alvord Park Road
Torrington, CT
 
Joseph F J Curi, MD
(860) 482-8177
30 Peck Rd
Torrington, CT
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1964

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Jason Mark Perkel
(860) 489-5068
538 Litchfield St
Torrington, CT
Specialty
Pediatrics

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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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