Antibiotics & Allergies Specialist Wenatchee WA

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.

Bradley Cromar
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820 N Chelan Ave
Wenatchee, WA
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John C Walker
(509) 946-0189
108 Columbia Point Dr
Richland, WA
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Allergy / Immunology

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Dennis Shusterman, MD MPH
(206) 744-9398
325 9th Ave # 359739
Seattle, WA
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Terance Raymond Kordash, MD
(509) 838-3655
823 W 7th Ave
Spokane, WA
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Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
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Maryanne Bartoszek Scott, MD
(360) 733-5733
4545 Cordata Pkwy
Bellingham, WA
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Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
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4540 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA
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Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
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Hospital: Harborview Med Ctr, Seattle, Wa; Univ Of Washington Med Ctr, Seattle, Wa
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7516 W Deschutes Place
Kennewick, WA
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7310 Amber Ln SW
Lakewood, WA
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(253) 596-3300
209 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Tacoma, WA
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(425) 228-3110
4033 Talbot Rd S Ste 540
Renton, WA
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Allergy & Immunology
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Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1984
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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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