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
(509) 663-8711
820 N Chelan Ave
Wenatchee, WA
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Allergy / Immunology

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Ashley Jerath Tatum, MD
(425) 885-0261
8301 161st Ave NE Ste 208
Redmond, WA
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Allergy & Immunology
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Male
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Graduation Year: 1995

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Michael Mc Cue McCarthy, MD
(509) 473-7444
800 West 5th Avenue 5 North
Spokane, WA
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Allergy & Immunology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1976

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Stephen Tilles
(206) 527-1200
4540 Sand Point Way Ne
Seattle, WA
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Allergy / Immunology

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John Colen, MD FAAAAI
7310 Amber Ln SW
Lakewood, WA
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Allergy & Immunology
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Male
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Graduation Year: 1949

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Ashley M Jerath Tatum
(206) 527-1200
4540 Sand Point Way Ne
Seattle, WA
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Allergy / Immunology

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David John Fischer, MD
(650) 321-4121
711 S Auburn St
Kennewick, WA
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Allergy & Immunology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1988

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Carolyn Roe Comer, MD
(360) 567-1773
16821 SE McGillivray Blvd Ste 110
Vancouver, WA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1979
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Hospital: Childrens Hosp Of Alabama, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Alabama Allergy & Asthma Ctr

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Nola Attaway
(509) 966-3259
3901 Creekside Loop
Yakima, WA
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Allergy / Immunology

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Jennifer G Wyman Clemons, MD
(253) 968-0026
Tacoma, WA
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Allergy & Immunology
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1986

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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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