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
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: River Region Health System, Vicksburg, Ms; Vicksburg Med Ctr, Vicksburg, Ms
Group Practice: Vicksburg Clinic

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

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Charlene Bell Broome
(662) 378-2762
2335 Highway 1 S
Greenville, MS
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Malcolm D McAuley, MD
(662) 844-6513
618 Pegram Dr
Tupelo, MS
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1963

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Sheryll Angela Vincent
(601) 981-3636
5440 Watkins Dr
Jackson, MS
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Timothy P Kerut
(601) 638-7271
104 Mcauley Dr
Vicksburg, MS
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Douglas C Leavengood, MD
(228) 388-7743
2561 Pass Rd Ste D
Biloxi, MS
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Biloxi Reg Med Ctr, Biloxi, Ms
Group Practice: Gulf Coast Asthma & Allergy

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Benjamin P Council
(601) 426-3143
124 N 16th Avenue
Laurel, MS
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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John Ellis Moffitt, MD
(601) 984-1010
2500 N State St
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Univ Of Mississippi Med Ctr, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: University Clinic Associates; University Pediatrics Associates

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William Bruns Sullivan, MD
(601) 649-2863
109 Millsaps Dr Ste C
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1987

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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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