Baby Antibiotics Windsor 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.

Kinga Katarzyna Pluta, MD
1060 Day Hill Rd Ste 203
Windsor, CT
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1998

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Asha V Manaktala, MD
(860) 586-8501
820 Prospect Hill Rd Ste C
Windsor, CT
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1968

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Dr. Joel Christopher Schuck
(860) 285-8251
820 Prospect Hill Rd Ste C
Windsor, CT
Specialty
Pediatrics

Roswig Daniel M MD
(860) 683-0701
74 Mack Street
Windsor, CT
 
Jarvis Phyllis R MD
(860) 683-0701
74 Mack Street
Windsor, CT
 
John Mathews, MD
(860) 285-8017
1080 Day Hill Rd
Windsor, CT
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Univ Of Kerala, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Graduation Year: 1958

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Gigstad Joan MD
(860) 683-2690
1060 Day Hill Road
Windsor, CT
 
Mathews John MD
(860) 285-8017
1080 Day Hill Road
Windsor, CT
 
Joel Christopher Schuck, MD
(860) 285-8251
820 Prospect Hill Rd Ste C
Windsor, CT
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 2000

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Sanberg Carla R MD
(860) 683-0701
74 Mack Street
Windsor, 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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