Antibiotics & Allergies Specialist Manahawkin NJ

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 Michael Madden
(609) 978-7200
400 E Bay Ave
Manahawkin, NJ
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Allergy / Immunology

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Donald J Dvorin, MD FAAAAI
(609) 693-5317
422 Lacey Rd
Forked River, NJ
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Allergy & Immunology
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Graduation Year: 1977

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Paul J Berlin
(856) 262-9200
188 Fries Mill Rd
Turnersville, NJ
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Allergy / Immunology

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Susan Hagen Morrison, MD
(973) 450-0100
36 Newark Ave Ste 322
Belleville, NJ
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Allergy & Immunology, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
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Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1981
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Hospital: Clara Maass Med Ctr, Belleville, Nj

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Gerald Scott, MD
(732) 549-3934
98 James St Ste 301
Edison, NJ
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Otolaryngology, Allergy
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Male
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Dutch
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Medical School: Kath Univ Leuven, Fac Der Geneeskunde, Leuven, Belgium
Graduation Year: 1962
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Hospital: J F K Med Ctr, Edison, Nj; Raritan Bay Med Ctr -Perth Amb, Perth Amboy, Nj
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Janet Ang Tumaliuan
(609) 693-6464
606 Lacey Rd
Forked River, NJ
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Allergy / Immunology

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Thomas Giangrasso, MD
(973) 584-1391
66 Sunset Strip Ste 207
Succasunna, NJ
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Allergy & Immunology
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Male
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Graduation Year: 1974

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Paresha S Shah
(856) 227-5700
901 Route 168
Turnersville, NJ
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Allergy / Immunology

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Carmine Joseph DeFusco
(732) 462-0666
224 Taylor Mills Rd
Manalapan, NJ
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Allergy / Immunology

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Carolyn M E Goodstein, MD
(201) 487-7677
235 Prospect Ave
Hackensack, NJ
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Allergy & Immunology
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Female
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Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1964

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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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