Antibiotics & Allergies Specialist Ridgeland 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.

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

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Linda Gesina Tanaka, MD
(601) 898-2704
107 Claiborne Chase
Ridgeland, MS
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Allergy & Immunology
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Female
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Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1995
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Hospital: Mississippi Baptist Health Sys, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Mississippi Asthma & Allergy

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Russell Ray Lyle, MD
(662) 323-0999
106 Clear Creek St
Madison, MS
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Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1969
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Hospital: Oktibbeha County Hospital, Starkville, Ms
Group Practice: Golden Triangle Pediatrics

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Kevin Mills Mc Neill, MD
(803) 898-0861
Madison, MS
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Allergy & Immunology
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Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1975

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Thomas Warren Christian, MD
(601) 899-3450
5903 Ridgewood Rd Ste 430
Jackson, MS
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Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1973
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Hospital: Mississippi Baptist Health Sys, Jackson, Ms; Univ Of Mississippi Med Ctr, Jackson, Ms
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Rodney Faser Triplett, MD
(601) 605-4882
404 W Parkway Pl
Ridgeland, MS
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Allergy & Immunology
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Male
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Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1959

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Bernard Hess Booth, MD
(601) 605-2409
233 Belle Pointe
Madison, MS
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Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1962

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Barbara R Lyons, MD
729 Lenox Dr
Jackson, MS
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Allergy & Immunology
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
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Thomas Warren Christian
(601) 899-3450
5903 Ridgewood Rd
Jackson, MS
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Bernard Hess Booth III, MD
Madison, MS
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Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
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Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
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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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