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.

Joseph L Adams III, DO
(580) 564-2143
PO Box 790
Kingston, OK
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of N Tx Hlth Sci Ctr, Tx Coll Osteo Med, Ft Worth Tx 76107
Graduation Year: 1984

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Hani Ramzi M Malati, MD
(918) 756-9271
6711 S Yale Ave Ste 210
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Arabic
Education
Medical School: Ain Shams Univ, Fac Of Med, Abbasia, Cairo, Egypt (330-04 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Logan Hosp & Med Ctr, Guthrie, Ok; Okmulgee Memorial Hospital, Okmulgee, Ok
Group Practice: Ear Nose & Throat Ctr Inc

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John Lee Davis III, MD
(405) 644-6232
4221 S Western Ave Ste 3010
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Otolaryngology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1958
Hospital
Hospital: Deaconess Hosp, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Deaconess Medical Group

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Laudy George Naimeh, MD
(918) 743-6175
9311 S Mingo Rd
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1989

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James Andrew Murray, MD
(918) 492-0484
6465 South Yale One #101
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
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Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1962
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Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: James A Murray Allergy Clinic

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John Barker Harley
(405) 271-8478
825 Ne 10th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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James T Love
(918) 307-1613
9311 S Mingo Rd
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Dean Alan Atkinson
(405) 235-0040
750 Ne 13th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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

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Albert Walter Brownlee, MD
(248) 474-4501
3410 S Florence Pl
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1961

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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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