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
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Bluefield Reg Med Ctr, Bluefield, Wv
Group Practice: Allergy & Asthma Ctr

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Carl Stephen High, MD
(304) 636-9242
210 N Sturmer St
Belington, WV
Specialties
Family Practice, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Davis Mem Hosp, Elkins, Wv
Group Practice: Belington Community Health Center

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Paul Krehl Stillwagon, MD
1008 Winchester Ave
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1981

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James Lee Bryant II, MD
(304) 623-6533
125 N 6th St
Clarksburg, WV
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Languages
American Sign
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, Wv
Group Practice: Ear Nose & Throat Assoc Inc

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Harold E Harvey II, MD
(304) 252-5343
214 Professional Park
Beckley, WV
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St George'S Univ, Sch Of Med, St George'S, Grenada
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, Wv; Beckley Appalachian Reg Hosp, Beckley, Wv
Group Practice: Harold E Harvey Inc

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

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Dr.Nasim Sheikh
(304) 768-3500
4502 Maccorkle Avenue Southwest
Charleston, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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William Thomas Corder
(304) 624-7200
63 Wharf St
Morgantown, WV
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Krishna Raj Urval, MD
(304) 234-8912
2101 Jacob St Ste 601
Wheeling, WV
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Languages
Hindi
Education
Medical School: Mysore Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mysore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Ohio Valley Med Ctr, Wheeling, Wv; Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, Wv
Group Practice: Ohio Valley Allergy Institute

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Mary Lind D Veloso, MD
(212) 746-4464
208 Maccorkle Ave SE
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1990

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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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