Antibiotics & Allergies Specialist Enid OK

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.

James Robert Claflin
(405) 235-0040
750 Ne 13th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Allergy / Immunology

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Hugh C Graham Jr, MD
(918) 748-7620
1919 S Wheeling Ave Ste 304
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1959
Hospital
Hospital: St John Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok; St Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Omni Medical Group

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Wallace Roy Pratt, MD
(405) 273-5801
2801 North Saratoga
Shawnee, OK
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Allergy & Immunology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1975
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Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok; Shawnee Regional Hospital, Shawnee, Ok
Group Practice: Shawnee Medical Ctr Clinic Inc

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Robert Herndon
(580) 252-6080
2515 W Elk Ave
Duncan, OK
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Allergy / Immunology

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Raymond Michel Evard, MD
(405) 226-5585
1119 Walnut Dr Ste 3
Ardmore, OK
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Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1965
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Hospital: Mercy Memorial Health Center, Ardmore, Ok
Group Practice: Michel Evard Inc

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James Howard Wells
(405) 235-0040
750 Ne 13th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Allergy / Immunology

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Mark Steven Hamra, MD
(918) 259-3141
817 S Elm Pl Ste 107
Broken Arrow, OK
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Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oral Roberts Univ Sch Of Med, Tulsa Ok 74137
Graduation Year: 1989
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Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Allergy/Asthma Ctr-Broken Arrw

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Martha M Tarpay
(405) 752-0393
4200 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Allergy / Immunology

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Curtis Scott Williams
(918) 333-7811
224 Se Debell Ave
Bartlesville, OK
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Allergy / Immunology

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Warren Vernon Filley, MD
4140 W Memorial Rd Ste 115
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1976
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Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok; Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City, Ok
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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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