Antibiotics & Allergies Specialist Elizabethtown KY

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.

Thao Hanhann Pham, MD
(270) 234-1197
914 N Dixie Ave Ste 100
Elizabethtown, KY
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Allergy & Immunology
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Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1996

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Tao T Le
(270) 765-6149
914 N Dixie Ave
Elizabethtown, KY
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Allergy / Immunology

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Tao Tuan Le, MD
(270) 765-6149
914 N Dixie Ave Ste 100
Elizabethtown, KY
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Allergy & Immunology
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Graduation Year: 2007

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David Enrique Pallares, MD
(502) 363-8624
4402 Churchman Ave Ste 402
Louisville, KY
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Allergy & Immunology
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Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1989

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Damon Bradford Coyle, MD
(502) 429-8585
9800 Shelbyville Rd
Louisville, KY
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Allergy & Immunology
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Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1998

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Arthur W Loesevitz, MD
(270) 765-6859
611 Foxfire Rd
Elizabethtown, KY
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Allergy & Immunology
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Medical School: Justus-Liebig Univ, Fak Human Med, Geissen, Germany (407-06 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1982

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914 N Dixie Ave
Elizabethtown, KY
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Arthur W Loesevitz
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851 Ireland Ave
Fort Knox, KY
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James L Sublett
(502) 429-8585
9800 Shelbyville Rd
Louisville, KY
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Thomas Brooks Logan, MD
(270) 691-6161
2841 New Hartford Rd
Owensboro, KY
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Otolaryngology, Allergy
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1967
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Hospital: St Marys Med Ctr Of Evansville, Evansville, In; Methodist Hosp, Henderson, Ky
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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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