Antibiotics & Allergies Specialist Weatherford TX

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.

Anantha R Bhandari, MD
(940) 325-0789
102 Holly Hill Rd
Mineral Wells, TX
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Pediatrics, Allergy
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Medical School: Mysore Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mysore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1976

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Sanober M Tamboli
(281) 693-0084
23222 Kingsland Blvd
Katy, TX
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Allergy / Immunology

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Kameswari Surya Konduri, MD
(972) 401-0545
1115 Kinwest Pkwy Ste 100
Irving, TX
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Allergy & Immunology
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Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1988

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Jean T Murphree
(210) 614-7594
5282 Medical Dr
San Antonio, TX
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Allergy / Immunology

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Charles A Rush, MD FAAAAI
(817) 589-2072
4375 Booth Calloway Rd Ste 307
North Richland Hills, TX
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Allergy & Immunology
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1948

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Anantha R Bhandari, MD
(940) 325-0789
102 Holly Hill Rd
Mineral Wells, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mysore Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mysore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1976

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Alvin Joseph Aubry
(972) 258-6535
4301 N Macarthur Blvd
Irving, TX
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Allergy / Immunology

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Robert Jerry Mamlok, MD
(806) 795-4391
3606 21st St Ste 311
Lubbock, TX
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Allergy & Immunology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Vrije Univ Brussel, Fac Van De Geneeskunde En De Farm, Brussel
Graduation Year: 1983

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James Simeon Goodwin, MD
(409) 762-1101
4925 Fort Crockett Blvd Apt 510
Galveston, TX
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1971

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Barry R Paull
(979) 485-0571
3306 Longmire Dr
College Station, TX
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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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