.. Antibiotics may increase incidence and severity of allergic asthma in early life Widely used antibiotics may increase incidence and severity of allergic asthma in early life, according to a University of British Columbia study. The study, today in the journal EMBO reports published, demonstrates certain antibiotics that impact intestinal bacterias had a profound effect on allergic asthma also. It is definitely suspected that kids subjected to even more antibiotics – like those in created countries – are even more prone to allergic asthma, says the study’s author, UBC microbiologist Brett Finlay. Our study is the first experimental evidence that presents how. Finlay’s group at UBC’s Dept. Of Microbiology and Immunology and Michael Smith Laboratories examined how two trusted antibiotics – streptomycin and vancomycin – affected the bacterial ecosystem in the gut.She learned that her IBS put her at increased risk also. Often times this type of individual is underrecognized. She had relatively no symptoms, Eng said. Because this disease make a difference anyone, regardless of health or genealogy, a healthy diet, moderate exercise and regular colonoscopy screenings are suggested. Those with increased risk factors should pay particular attention to their health and the suggested screenings.