Baby Antibiotics Wexford PA

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.

Christine Patti, MD
(412) 371-6414
1000 Integrity Dr
Pittsburgh, PA
Business
Premier Medical Associates
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Victoria Karen Jewell, MD, FAAP
(724) 934-3334
11279 Perry Hwy Ste 105
Wexford, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2001

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William Simmons, MD
(412) 578-4301
310 Rustin Way
Wexford, PA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mayo Med Sch, Rochester Mn 55905
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Allegheny Gen Hosp, Pittsburgh, Pa

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Dr. Denise Marie Medwick
(724) 935-6975
500 Blazier Dr
Wexford, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Theresa Marie Crocenelli, MD, FAAP
(412) 741-8700
2592 B Grouse Ridge Ste 102
Wexford, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1997

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Amy Nevin, MD
(412) 431-3520
317 Climax St
Pittsburgh, PA
Business
Hilltop Community Healthcare Center
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Allegheny North Arthritis Center
(724) 935-0400
150 Lake Drive # 109
Wexford, PA
 
Amerigo N Ceccarelli
(412) 367-2273
119 Vip Dr
Wexford, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Ann Menzel Stine, MD
(724) 449-9300
Wexford, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1986

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Crocenelli Theresa MD
(724) 935-6644
119 Vip Drive
Wexford, PA
 
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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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