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
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Otolaryngology, Allergy
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Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1970
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Hospital: Holy Family Memorial Med Ctr, Manitowoc, Wi
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(920) 684-2712
4309 Valley View Ct
Newton, WI
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Allergy & Immunology
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Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
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Tad Mark Johnson
(414) 271-4204
324 E Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI
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(608) 263-6180
600 Highland Ave
Madison, WI
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Amjad S Tuffaha, MD
600 Highland Ave
Madison, WI
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Allergy & Immunology
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Medical School: Univ Of Jordan, Fac Of Med, Amman, Jordan
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Vijay Kumar Beri, MD
(920) 684-3555
601 Reed Ave
Manitowoc, WI
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Medical School: Pbd Sharma Postgrad Inst M S, M Dayanand Univ, Rohtak, Haryana, India
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Christopher Thomas Healy, MD
20 S Park St
Madison, WI
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Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
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Martin Joseph Voss, MD
(715) 838-5321
733 W Clairemont Ave
Eau Claire, WI
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Allergy & Immunology
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Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1977

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Michael Aaron Ganz, MD
(262) 884-6080
1515 S Greenbay Rd
Racine, WI
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Allergy & Immunology
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Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1985

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(920) 468-9442
1538 Bellevue St
Green Bay, WI
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Medical School: Cebu Inst Of Med, Cebu City, Philippines
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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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