Baby Antibiotics West Point MS

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.

Adams Family Medical Clinic PA
(662) 494-0198
830 Medical Center Drive
West Point, MS
 
Children's Clinic
(662) 494-1620
720 Medical Center Drive
West Point, MS
 
Rasalan Minerva MD
(662) 494-1620
720 Medical Center Drive
West Point, MS
 
Hudson Harold K MD
(662) 494-0339
835 Medical Center Drive
West Point, MS
 
Byron Keith Watson, MD, FAAP
(662) 494-1620
720 Medical Center Dr
West Point, MS
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2001

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Adams Thomas A MD
(662) 494-0198
830 Medical Center Drive
West Point, MS
 
Dr. Susan Johnston
(662) 494-1620
720 Medical Center Dr.
West Point, MS
Specialty
Pediatrics

Thomas Floyd Adams, MD
830 Medical Center Dr
West Point, MS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1982

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Johnston Susan MD
(662) 494-1620
720 Medical Center Drive
West Point, MS
 
Charles David Hill
(662) 494-1620
720 Medical Center Dr
West Point, MS
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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