Antibiotics & Allergies Specialist Willmar MN

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.

Amy Rillo Ellingson, MD
(320) 214-1100
1605 Country Club Dr NE
Willmar, MN
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Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
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Female
Languages
Spanish
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Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1989
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Hospital: Rice Memorial Hospital, Willmar, Mn; Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
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Amy Rillo Ellingson
(320) 214-1100
1037 19th Ave Sw
Willmar, MN
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Allergy / Immunology

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Edward Whitman Green, MD
(320) 354-4199
PO Box 808
New London, MN
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Allergy & Immunology
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Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1970

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Cherie Yvonne Zachary
(952) 223-3040
675 E Nicollet Blvd
Burnsville, MN
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Allergy / Immunology

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Timothy H Lind
(612) 359-1900
2220 Riverside Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
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Allergy / Immunology

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David Francis Graft, MD
(320) 231-6720
101 Willmar Ave SW
Willmar, MN
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Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
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Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1978
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Hospital: Methodist Hosp, Minneapolis, Mn
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(320) 214-6870
101 Willmar Avenue Southwest
Willmar, MN
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M
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Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1978
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Allergist / Immunologist
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Scott S Nicholas
(612) 339-0807
825 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN
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Allergy / Immunology

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Michael Winston Yocum, MD
(507) 284-2511
200 1st St SW
Rochester, MN
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Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1968

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(320) 229-4917
1900 Centracare Cir
Saint Cloud, MN
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Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
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Allergist / Immunologist
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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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