Antibiotics & Allergies Specialist Vicksburg 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.

Timothy Philip Kerut, MD
(601) 631-2618
104 McAuley Dr
Vicksburg, MS
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Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
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Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1985
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Hospital: River Region Health System, Vicksburg, Ms; Vicksburg Med Ctr, Vicksburg, Ms
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Harry R Butler, MD
(734) 676-2800
103 Asbury Cir
Hattiesburg, MS
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Allergy & Immunology
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Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1952

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Rodney Faser Triplett, MD
(601) 605-4882
404 W Parkway Pl
Ridgeland, MS
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Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
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(601) 899-3450
5903 Ridgewood Rd
Jackson, MS
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Allergy / Immunology

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Barbara R Lyons, MD
729 Lenox Dr
Jackson, MS
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Allergy & Immunology
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Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1979

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Timothy P Kerut
(601) 638-7271
104 Mcauley Dr
Vicksburg, MS
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Dr.Robert Irwin
(662) 844-5080
4428 S Eason Blvd # 1
Tupelo, MS
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M
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Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1978
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Allergist / Immunologist
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Hospital: North Mississippi Med Ctr, Tupelo, Ms
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William Bruns Sullivan, MD
(601) 649-2863
109 Millsaps Dr Ste C
Hattiesburg, MS
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Allergy & Immunology
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Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1987

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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
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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
Group Practice: Jackson Asthma & Allergy Ctr

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Malcolm D McAuley, MD
(662) 844-6513
PO Box 2180
Tupelo, MS
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Otolaryngology, Allergy
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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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