Baby Antibiotics Trinity NC

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.

Abul Foiz M Hossain Imam, MD, FAAP
7319 Fox Chase Dr
Trinity, NC
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1976

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Feraru Elaine R MD
(336) 802-2080
624 Quaker Lane Suite 206C
High Point, NC
 
Gallemore Warren G MD Emerywood Internal Medicine
(336) 802-2060
810 North Lindsay Street
High Point, NC
 
Dr. Andrea Marie Scholer
(336) 884-0224
400 E Commerce Ave
High Point, NC
Specialty
Pediatrics

Fahning Melinda AUD Cornerstone Audiology
(336) 802-2085
624 Quaker Lane Suite 213B
High Point, NC
 
Dr. Abul Foiz M Hossain Imam
(305) 271-4711
7319 Fox Chase Dr
Trinity, NC
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Theodore G Bernthal Jr
(919) 889-6564
217 Gatewood Ave
High Point, NC
Specialty
Pediatrics

Donald Bryant Winters
(336) 475-2348
200 Arthur Dr
Thomasville, NC
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Bernthal T G Dr
(336) 889-6564
404 Westwood Avenue
High Point, NC
 
Dr. James C Anderson
(336) 802-2100
624 Quaker Ln Ste 100E
High Point, NC
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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