Antibiotics & Allergies Specialist Two Rivers WI

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.

Ronald Lee Rish Jr, MD
(920) 684-4477
PO Box 277
Manitowoc, WI
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Holy Family Memorial Med Ctr, Manitowoc, Wi
Group Practice: Ear Nose & Throat Assoc

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Ellyn Schreibman Meshel, MD
(920) 684-2712
4309 Valley View Ct
Newton, WI
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1990

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Michael C Zacharisen
(414) 805-3666
9000 West Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Hermann Gregory, MD
464 S Saint Joseph Ave
Arcadia, WI
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pontificia Univ Javeriana, Fac De Med, Bogota, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1959

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Joseph George Zondlo, MD
(414) 336-4139
3112 Ravine Way
Green Bay, WI
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincents Hospital, Green Bay, Wi; Bellin Mem Hosp, Green Bay, Wi
Group Practice: Kagen Allergy & Asthma Clinic

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Vijay Kumar Beri, MD
(920) 684-3555
601 Reed Ave
Manitowoc, WI
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Pbd Sharma Postgrad Inst M S, M Dayanand Univ, Rohtak, Haryana, India
Graduation Year: 1974

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Susan Mary Higgins, MD
(414) 475-9101
2500 N Mayfair Rd Ste 220
Wauwatosa, WI
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1991

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Don Abram Bukstein, MD
(608) 252-8000
1313 Fish Hatchery Rd
Madison, WI
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1977

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John Pierrus Hanson, MD
(414) 385-3086
2901 W Kinnickinnic River Pkwy Ste 415
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Milwaukee, Wi; St Lukes Med Ctr, Milwaukee, Wi
Group Practice: Aurora Health Center West Bend; Slinger Aurora Clinic

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James A Cranberg
(414) 475-9101
2500 N Mayfair Rd
Wauwatosa, WI
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Allergy / Immunology

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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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