Antibiotics & Allergies Specialist Jackson MS

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 Haltom, MD
(601) 984-6440
1600 N State St Ste 201
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatric Pulmonology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Mississippi Baptist Health Sys, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Mississippi Asthma & Allergy Clinic Pa; Mississippi Asthma & Allergy Clinic Pc; University Clinic Associates

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James R Haltom
(601) 354-4836
1600 N State St
Jackson, MS
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Don Quinton Mitchell, MD
(601) 354-4836
1600 N State St Ste 201
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Mississippi Baptist Health Sys, Jackson, Ms; St Dominics -North Campus, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Mississippi Asthma & Allergy

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Stephen Frederick Kemp, MD
(601) 984-6645
768 Lakeland Dr Bldg LJ
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Clinical & Lab Immunology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
English
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Mississippi Baptist Health Sys, Jackson, Ms; Univ Of Mississippi Med Ctr, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: University Clinic Associates; University Int Med Asso

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Sheryll Fletcher Vincent, MD
(601) 362-5321
3502 W Northside Dr
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Pediatrics, Allergy And Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of West Indies, Fac Med Sci, Kingston, Jamaica (950-01 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1982

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Dexter Winn Walcott, MD
(601) 354-4836
1600 N State St Ste 201
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Mississippi Baptist Health Sys, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Mississippi Asthma & Allergy

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Daniel L Venarske, MD
(601) 354-4836
1600 N State St Ste 201
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Todd Nicholson Adkins, MD
(601) 354-4836
1600 N State St Ste 200
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1988

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Sitesh Ranen Roy, MD
(601) 984-5249
2500 N State St
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1996

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Syeda Rubina Inamdar, MD
(601) 984-6645
768 Lakeland Dr
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1997

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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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