Antibiotics & Allergies Specialist Jennings LA

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.

Jane M S El Dahr, MD
(504) 988-1039
1430 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1985

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Sami Labib Bahna, MD
(318) 675-7625
1501 Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cairo, Fac Of Med, Cairo, Egypt (330-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: L S U Med Ctr, Shreveport, La

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Theron Garrick McCormick
(225) 765-6834
7777 Hennessy Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Rashid Yazigi, MD
(504) 246-7750
5640 Read Blvd Ste 620
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Pendleton Mem Meth Hosp, New Orleans, La; Lakeland Med Ctr, New Orleans, La
Group Practice: Allergy & Asthma Clinic

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James Ronald Bergeron, MD
(318) 221-2623
2751 Albert L Bicknell Dr Ste 2D
Shreveport, LA
Specialties
Dermatology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Willis -Knighton Med Ctr, Shreveport, La; Christus Schumpert Med Ctr, Shreveport, La
Group Practice: Lsu Medical Ctr

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Jane M El-Dahr, MD
(504) 588-5795
1415 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1983

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John Herbert Brooks, MD
(864) 579-7831
4320 Houma Blvd
Metairie, LA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1973

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Thomas Robert Murphy, MD
(318) 797-6884
8383 Millicent Way
Shreveport, LA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 2000

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Phillip Edward Noel, MD
(318) 898-3700
2615 North Dr
Abbeville, LA
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Our Lady Of Lourdes Reg Med Ct, Lafayette, La; Abbeville Gen Hosp, Abbeville, La

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Gardnel Alfred Sylvester, MD
(318) 363-4248
1950 W Main St
Ville Platte, LA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1956

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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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