Baby Antibiotics Walnut 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. Hyun Sun Park
Walnut, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Ifeoma Elizabeth Anidi, MD
(909) 869-7510
1044 Tierra Luna
Walnut, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Benin, Coll Of Med Sci, Benin City, Bendel, Nigeria
Graduation Year: 1988

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Dr. Najma Ashraf Israni
(714) 898-0424
Walnut, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Arnelle Stone Midley, MD
(909) 625-2311
Walnut, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1976

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Dr. Arnelle Stone Midley
(909) 625-2311
Walnut, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Efren Sison Valenzuela, MD
(708) 490-8899
431 Beverly Dr
Walnut, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1970

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Manuj Nangia, MD
(323) 255-0325
1251 Hern Dr
Walnut, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2003

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Dr. Hernani Q Soberano
Walnut, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Monica M G Trinidad
Walnut, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Najma Ashraf Israni, MD
Walnut, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: J N Med Coll, Aligarh Muslim Univ, Aligarh, Up, India
Graduation Year: 1973

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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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