Antibiotics & Allergies Specialist Lake Villa 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.

Jai Jung Nho, MD
(847) 623-7343
707 Railroad Ave
Round Lake, IL
Specialties
Family Practice, Allergy And Immunology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Korea Univ Coll Of Med, Chong-No-Ku, Seoul, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Condell Med Ctr, Libertyville, Il; St Therese Med Ctr, Waukegan, Il
Group Practice: Round Lake Family Physicians

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Mark Eliot Kaplan, MD
(847) 855-1570
36100 N Brookside Dr
Gurnee, IL
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1987

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Asriani M Chiu, MD FAAAAI
(847) 662-4380
310 S Greenleaf St Ste 201
Gurnee, IL
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1993

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Martin J Kaplan
(847) 775-1112
36100 N Brookside Dr
Gurnee, IL
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Martin J Kaplan, MD FAAAAI
(847) 549-7711
1800 Hollister Dr Ste 106
Libertyville, IL
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1954

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Mark E Kaplan
(847) 855-1570
36100 N Brookside Dr
Gurnee, IL
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Stacie A McMurtry
(847) 855-1570
36100 N Brookside Dr
Gurnee, IL
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Albino Tirao Bismonte, MD
(708) 336-0770
200 S Greenleaf St Ste E
Gurnee, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, Tagalog
Education
Medical School: Far Eastern Univ, Dr N Reyes Med Fndn Inst Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: St Therese Med Ctr, Waukegan, Il; Victory Mem Hosp, Waukegan, Il
Group Practice: Lake County Pediatrics

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Anthony Daddono, MD
(847) 662-4455
2504 Washington St Ste 300
Waukegan, IL
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Lake Forest Hosp, Lake Forest, Il; St Therese Med Ctr, Waukegan, Il
Group Practice: Lanoff Daddono Cavanaugh Md

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Thao Thithanh Doan, MD
(312) 664-3747
523 Sandy Ln
Libertyville, IL
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
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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