Baby Antibiotics Ypsilanti MI

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.

Berkowitz Paul A MD
(734) 712-3470
5333 McAuley Drive
Ypsilanti, MI
 
Michael Patrick Wolbert, MD
6265 Mapleview Ln
Ypsilanti, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 2003

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Errol I Soskolne
(734) 712-3325
5301 E Huron River Dr
Ypsilanti, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Debra Barden Boyer, MD
718 Stanley St
Ypsilanti, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1988

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David Camiel Thorrez, MD
(734) 572-8686
2900 Packard Rd Ste 1
Ypsilanti, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1973

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Arvinda Kiran Dave, MD
(813) 404-0003
7602 Kensington Dr
Ypsilanti, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1966

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Melisa Jeanne Oca, MD
3145 W Clark Rd
Ypsilanti, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1993

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Megan K Shaughnessy, MD
1201 Pearl St
Ypsilanti, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Katz David MD
(734) 712-8600
5333 McAuley Drive
Ypsilanti, MI
 
Terence A Joiner
(734) 484-7288
200 Arnet St
Ypsilanti, MI
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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