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.

Buckingham Martin J
(734) 434-4110
5315 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI
 
Brigell Deborah MD
(734) 434-4430
5333 McAuley Drive
Ypsilanti, MI
 
Layla S Mohammed
(734) 484-7288
200 Arnet St
Ypsilanti, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Marla C Mikelait
(734) 434-3000
4936 W Clark Rd
Ypsilanti, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Margaret Flanagan Everett
(734) 712-3325
5301 Mcauley Dr
Ypsilanti, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Dr. Ifeyinwa Grace Onimoe
(734) 528-1224
3581 Century Trl
Ypsilanti, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Nicole Lynn Perdue
(248) 588-7137
312 N Wallace Blvd
Ypsilanti, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Behrend George MD
(734) 712-3470
5333 McAuley Drive
Ypsilanti, MI
 
Amy Leigh Mosher
(734) 712-3325
5301 Mcauley Dr
Ypsilanti, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Mandagere Kelly A MD
(734) 434-4430
5333 McAuley Drive
Ypsilanti, MI
 
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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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