Antibiotics & Allergies Specialist Woodburn OR

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.

Colin Edward Sinclair, MD
Wilsonville, OR
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Medical School: Univ Of Manitoba, Fac Of Med, Winnipeg, Man, Canada
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James Robert McDonald, MD
(503) 364-0189
875 Oak St SE
Salem, OR
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Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1968

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Charles John Wagner, MD
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875 Oak St SE Ste 4000
Salem, OR
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Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1975
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Stephen Ray Stewart, MD
(503) 371-3512
830 Saginaw St S
Salem, OR
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Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
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Murray Douglas Joe, MD
(503) 656-0601
1508 Division St Ste 115
Oregon City, OR
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Otolaryngology, Allergy
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Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
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Charles John Wagner
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875 Oak St Se
Salem, OR
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Andrew P Hope
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875 Oak St Se
Salem, OR
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Laura Erickson Metzger, MD
(503) 399-2424
2020 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR
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Internal Medicine, Allergy And Immunology
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Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1986
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Hospital: Salem Hospital, Salem, Or
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John Albert Green III, MD
(503) 722-4270
516 High St
Oregon City, OR
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Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1974

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516 High Street
Oregon City, OR
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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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