Baby Antibiotics Valencia CA

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.

Dr. Peter Yun Soo Kim
(661) 222-2620
23838 Valencia Blvd
Valencia, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Brian Scott Kirschner
(661) 294-2229
27867 Smyth Dr
Valencia, CA
Specialty
Adolescent Medicine

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Loraine Marsha Stern
(661) 294-2229
27867 Smyth Dr
Valencia, CA
Specialty
Adolescent Medicine

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Mona Arvind Shah
(661) 287-1551
23763 Valencia Blvd
Valencia, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Michael A Schoenwetter
(661) 294-2229
27867 Smyth Dr
Valencia, CA
Specialty
Adolescent Medicine

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Dr. Harris Lee Greenwald
(661) 254-3232
23861 McBean Pkwy Ste B2
Valencia, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Stephen M Nathanson, MD
(661) 222-2620
23838 Valencia Blvd
Valencia, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1986

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Catherine R.e. Manuel
(661) 254-3232
23861 Mcbean Pkwy
Valencia, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Catherine Rose Manuel
(661) 254-3232
23861 McBean Pkwy Ste B2
Valencia, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Narindar Kaur Nat
(773) 665-3180
23838 Valencia Blvd
Valencia, CA
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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