Baby Antibiotics Willimantic CT

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.

John S Lee, MD
(860) 456-4347
99 Pigeon Rd
Willimantic, CT
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yonsei Univ, Coll Of Med, Sudai-Moon-Ku, Seoul, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1963

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Windham Neurology & Sleep P C
(860) 450-1042
90 Quarry Street
Willimantic, CT
 
Allen Jerilyn S MD
(860) 456-0287
36 Watson Street
Willimantic, CT
 
Kristin D Mcgregor, MD
(860) 243-5225
180 Church St
Willimantic, CT
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: Connecticut Childrens Med Ctr, Hartford, Ct
Group Practice: Collins Medical

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Milite Claudio P MD
(860) 456-3800
132 Mansfield Avenue
Willimantic, CT
 
Dr. Kristin D Mcgregor
(860) 243-5225
180 Church St
Willimantic, CT
Specialty
Pediatrics

Center for Facial Cosmetics
(860) 456-0287
36 Watson Street
Willimantic, CT
 
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(860) 456-3800
132 Mansfield Avenue
Willimantic, CT
 
Pllai Mohan A MD
(860) 450-1042
90 Quarry Street
Willimantic, CT
 
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(860) 423-3299
132 Mansfield Avenue Suite 112
Willimantic, CT
 
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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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