Antibiotics & Allergies Specialist Bluefield WV

While we tend to think of allergies and asthma as involving mainly the respiratory system, this research suggests the microbes in the gut play a role, too.

Donald Walter Asbury, MD
(276) 322-2278
1240 Hockman Pike
Bluefield, VA
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Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1987
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Hospital: Bluefield Reg Med Ctr, Bluefield, Wv
Group Practice: Allergy & Asthma Ctr

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Patricia Ann Murphy, MD
(304) 637-0400
1 Pleasant Ave Ste 202
Elkins, WV
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Otolaryngology, Allergy
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Female
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Medical School: Virgen Milagrosa Educ Inst, Inst Of Med Fndn, San Carlos City
Graduation Year: 1981

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John A Wade Jr, MD
(304) 675-1244
2520 Valley Dr Ste 112
Point Pleasant, WV
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Otolaryngology, Allergy
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Male
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Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1973
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Hospital: Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, Wv; Pleasant Valley Hospital, Pt Pleasant, Wv
Group Practice: John A Wade Inc

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Dr.Nasim Sheikh
(304) 768-3500
4502 Maccorkle Avenue Southwest
Charleston, WV
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Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore
Year of Graduation: 1981
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Allergist / Immunologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Purushottam Lal Verma, MD
(304) 345-1644
830 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 201
Charleston, WV
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Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy
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Male
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Hindi
Education
Medical School: Indira Ghandi Med Coll, Nagpur Univ, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1960
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Hospital: Charleston Area Med Ctr -Memo, Charleston, Wv
Group Practice: P L Verma Inc

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Donald Walter Asbury
(276) 322-2278
1240 Hockman Pike
Bluefield, VA
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Allergy / Immunology

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Chandra Mohan Kumar, MD
(304) 422-1400
418 Grand Park Dr Ste 326
Parkersburg, WV
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
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Male
Education
Medical School: All India Inst Of Med Sci, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1965
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Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Charleston, Wv; Charleston Area Med Ctr -Memo, Charleston, Wv
Group Practice: Asthma & Allergy Center

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Nevin Ward Wilson, MD
(304) 293-1201
101 Stadium Dr
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1982

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Krishna R Urval
(304) 234-8912
2101 Jacob St
Wheeling, WV
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Allergy / Immunology

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Dr.David Goetz
(304) 598-2992
153 West Main Street
Bridgeport, WV
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Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci
Year of Graduation: 1981
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Allergist / Immunologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Antibiotics: The Road to Allergies and Asthma?

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The rates of allergies and asthma have skyrocketed in the past 40 years, for reasons that have been frustratingly unclear. Now it turns out that the rise of another phenomenon—the use of antibiotics—may hold a clue. A study from the University of Michigan Medical School has found that antibiotics seem to prime the immune system to overreact to substances it could just as well ignore.

When the Michigan team gave mice a five-day course of antibiotics, the animals showed the same effect seen in humans: an upset in the balance of yeast and other microbes in the gut. The researchers then exposed the mice to several common allergens. The mice given antibiotics were hypersensitive to them, while the other mice had a normal immune response.

While we tend to think of allergies and asthma as involving mainly the respiratory system, this research suggests the microbes in the gut play a role, too.

The results support part of the “hygiene hypothesis,” which holds that modern societies are too sanitary—when you’re not exposed to very many bugs, your immune system has a hard time telling the difference between a harmless substance (like pollen) and a dangerous toxin, so it’s likely to overreact.

And the findings provide yet another reason to encourage the growth of “good” bacteria in our bellies. To do that, Gary Huffnagle, who worked on the study, recommends a diet rich in fiber and active-cultured yogurt and low in refined carbs and sugar. “It’s a good idea to do this even when you’re not taking antibiotics,” he says. And if you do need to take the drugs, he advises taking probiotics afterward. Your nose, as well as your stomach, will thank you.

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