Antibiotics & Allergies Specialist Foley AL

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.

Leonard Joseph Caputo, MD
(251) 626-4070
27625 US Highway 98
Daphne, AL
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Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
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Leonard Joseph Caputo, MD
(251) 626-4070
27625 US Highway 98
Daphne, AL
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Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1973

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Ashok Vaghjimal, MD
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2702 Hospital Dr
Northport, AL
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Medical School: Sind Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
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(334) 393-6837
107 E Watts St
Enterprise, AL
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Carol Ann Smith, MD
(205) 871-9661
10 Old Montgomery Hwy Ste 100
Birmingham, AL
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Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
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Alma Marie Herrera, MD
(251) 633-3311
1032 Hillcrest Rd
Mobile, AL
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Medical School: Univ Of Pr Sch Of Med, San Juan Pr 00936
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Michael Joseph Walsh, MD
(205) 939-9589
5420 6th Ct S
Birmingham, AL
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Medical School: Univ Coll Of Galway, Nat'L Univ Of Ireland, Fac Of Med, Galway
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Margaret Anne Jakes, MD
(334) 284-4196
1420 Narrow Lane Pkwy
Montgomery, AL
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Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
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(251) 435-1200
1700 Spring Hill Ave Ste 100
Mobile, AL
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Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
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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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