Baby Antibiotics Waynesville 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.

Dr. James C Tankersley
(828) 456-7553
115 Bristle Cone Ln
Waynesville, NC
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Joyce E Hooley Gingrich
(828) 452-2211
Waynesville, NC
Specialty
Pediatrics

James C Tankersley, MD, FAAP
(828) 456-7553
115 Bristle Cone Ln
Waynesville, NC
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1960

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Dr. Stephen Jay Wall
(704) 452-2211
15 Facility Dr
Clyde, NC
Specialty
Pediatrics

Colon Filiberto II MD
(828) 452-0331
600 Hospital Drive
Clyde, NC
 
Morrill H Weaver, MD
Waynesville, NC
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1999

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Dr. Morrill H Weaver
Waynesville, NC
Specialty
Pediatrics

Charles R Trentham Jr, MD
(828) 506-0010
PO Box 106
Waynesville, NC
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Haywood Reg Med Ctr, Clyde, Nc

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Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center
(828) 452-8085
75 Leroy George Drive
Clyde, NC
 
McLelland John C III MD
(828) 452-0331
600 Hospital Drive
Clyde, NC
 
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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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