Antibiotics & Allergies Specialist Madisonville KY

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.

Frank H Taylor
(270) 825-7200
200 Clinic Dr
Madisonville, KY
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Allergy / Immunology, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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John Sylvester Hill
(859) 276-1452
166 Pasadena Dr
Lexington, KY
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Allergy / Immunology

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Katherine Deborah Carias, MD
(606) 324-7704
2222 Winchester Ave Ste B
Ashland, KY
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Allergy & Immunology
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Female
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Spanish
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Medical School: Univ Nac'L Pedro Henriquez Urena, Esc De Med, Santo Domingo, Dom Rep
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Frank Tolis Simon
(502) 774-8631
2215 Portland Ave
Louisville, KY
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Allergy / Immunology, Internal Medicine

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Philip Bernard Schworer, MD
(859) 525-1511
130 W Lakeside Ave
Ft Mitchell, KY
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Allergy & Immunology, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1960
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Hospital: St Elizabeth Med Ctr-South, Edgewood, Ky
Group Practice: Fragge Allergy & Asthma Clinic

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Lee Stanton Clore
(270) 684-6144
2211 Mayfair Avenue
Owensboro, KY
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Allergy / Immunology

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Bradley Tate Rankin, MD
(270) 442-5151
2312 Kentucky Ave
Paducah, KY
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Allergy & Immunology
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Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1983

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Ira Lawrence Hemmings
(859) 276-1452
166 Pasadena Dr
Lexington, KY
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Allergy / Immunology

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Limone Circe Collins Jr, MD
650 Joel Dr
Fort Campbell, KY
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Allergy & Immunology
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Male
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Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1978

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Henry Alfred Wells, MD
(859) 341-5030
135 E Maxwell St
Lexington, KY
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Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy
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Male
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Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1964
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Hospital: St Elizabeth Med Ctr-South, Edgewood, Ky; Childrens Hosp Med Ctr, Cincinnati, Oh
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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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