Antibiotics & Allergies Specialist Deerfield IL

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.

Robert Louis Levy, MD
(847) 945-3850
400 Lake Cook Rd
Deerfield, IL
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Pediatrics, Allergy
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Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1967
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Hospital: Highland Park Hosp, Highland Park, Il; Evanston Hosp, Evanston, Il; Childrens Mem Hosp, Chicago, Il
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Salmon S Goldberg
(847) 272-4296
500 Skokie Blvd
Northbrook, IL
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Allergy / Immunology

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Kathy Rubiner Sonenthal, MD
(847) 272-4296
500 Skokie Blvd Ste 140
Northbrook, IL
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1987
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Hospital: Evanston Hosp, Evanston, Il
Group Practice: Chudwin & Goldberg

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Frederick K Renold, MD
(847) 635-7300
2559 Walters Ave
Northbrook, IL
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Centre Med Univ, Fac De Med, Geneve, Switzerland (Univ De Geneve)
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Rush North Shore Med Ctr, Skokie, Il; Resurrection Med Ctr, Chicago, Il
Group Practice: Aaronson Asthma & Allergy Associates

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Mark Lowenthal, MD
(847) 433-7660
1849 Green Bay Rd Ste 220
Highland Park, IL
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Highland Park Hosp, Highland Park, Il
Group Practice: Associated Allergists & Asthma

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Irving Robert Plotnick, MD
(847) 634-1030
430 Milwaukee Ave
Lincolnshire, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1946
Hospital
Hospital: Highland Park Hosp, Highland Park, Il; Glenbrook Hosp, Glenview, Il
Group Practice: Associated Pediatrics Ltd

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Noga Askenazi, MD
(847) 272-4296
500 Skokie Blvd, Ste 140
Northbrook, IL
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Tel Aviv Univ, Sackler Fac Of Med, Tel Aviv, Israel
Graduation Year: 1996
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Hospital: Lutheran Gen Hosp, Park Ridge, Il; Evanston Hosp, Evanston, Il
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Alan Resnick, MD
(847) 433-7660
480 Elm Pl
Highland Park, IL
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Childrens Mem Hosp, Chicago, Il
Group Practice: Associated Allergists/Asthma

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Joel Steven Klein, MD
(847) 433-7660
480 Elm Pl Ste 103
Highland Park, IL
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Lake Forest Hosp, Lake Forest, Il; Lutheran Gen Hosp, Park Ridge, Il; Rush North Shore Med Ctr, Skokie, Il; Evanston Hosp, Evanston, Il
Group Practice: Associated Allergists

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Maria C Yango Eugenio, MD
135 N Arlington Heights Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1979

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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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