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.

Dr. Amy Leigh Mosher
(919) 969-8658
716 Dwight St
Ypsilanti, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Anne James Boyd
(734) 712-3325
5301 Mcauley Dr
Ypsilanti, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Sarah Nicole Elmouchi
(734) 712-3325
5301 E Huron River Dr
Ypsilanti, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Leflein Jeffrey G MD - Reichert Health Center
(734) 434-3007
5333 McAuley Drive Rm 1018
Ypsilanti, MI
 
Cederna Jean MD
(734) 712-8600
5333 McAuley Drive
Ypsilanti, MI
 
Lauren Helene Gold, MD
(734) 484-6880
6540 Enchanted Dr
Ypsilanti, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 2001

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Dr. David Camiel Thorrez
(734) 572-8686
2900 Packard Rd Ste 1
Ypsilanti, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Associates PC Neurosurgery
(734) 434-4110
5315 Elliott Drive Suite 201
Ypsilanti, MI
 
Dr. Suparna Mullick
(734) 434-5543
4544 Sycamore Dr
Ypsilanti, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Rehan Ahmed MD
(734) 712-3470
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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