Antibiotics & Allergies Specialist Millsboro DE

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.

Paul Erik Gorrin, MD
(302) 934-0611
232 Mitchell St
Millsboro, DE
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Internal Medicine, Allergy
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Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1968
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(302) 998-1866
708 Greenbank Rd
Wilmington, DE
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(216) 382-7584
680 Dyke Branch Rd
Dover, DE
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(302) 798-8070
1400 Philadelphia Pike
Wilmington, DE
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Charles Leland Miller, MD
(302) 368-8612
110 Christiana Medical Ctr
Newark, DE
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Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
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7 Dunes Ter
Lewes, DE
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Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
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Newark, DE
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Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1986

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Joel Richard Temple, MD
(302) 678-1343
9 E Loockerman St Ste 303
Dover, DE
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Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
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Andrey A Georgieff, MD
(302) 998-1866
4515 Griffin Dr
Wilmington, DE
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Medical School: Sofia Med Academy, Fac Of Med, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Hockessin, DE
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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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