Chhavi Gandhi, MD

Allergy and Immunology

Allergy and Immunology

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Dr. Gandhi is a Board Certified Adult and Pediatric Allergist & Immunologist taking care of diverse medical issues for her patients. She has served in Statewide and National leadership positions and cares for patients in the Chicagoland area.

Education

  • Fellowship: University of California San Diego

  • Chief Medical Resident: University of California San Diego

  • Internal Medicine Residency: University of California San Diego

  • Doctor of Medicine: Rush Medical College, graduated AOA Honors

  • Bachelors of Science: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Board Certifications

  • Allergy and Immunology

Areas of Expertise

  • Asthma

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis

  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis

  • Allergic Rhinitis

  • Angioedema

  • Atopic Dermatitis

  • Breathing Testing

  • Eczema

  • Eye Allergies

  • Food Allergies

  • Hives

  • Medication Allergies

  • Nasal Allergies

  • Skin Testing

  • Swelling

  • Urticaria

  • Vaccines

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Chhavi Gandhi, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Anaphylaxis – Causes

Anaphylaxis is most commonly triggered by foods, insects and bee stings, and medications. The most common food triggers include milk, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish and seafood. Anaphylactic symptoms usually occur within minutes to an...

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Chhavi Gandhi, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Allergic Rhinitis & Conjunctivitis – Treatment

There are several types of treatments for allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis that can utilize a combination of environmental control measures, medications and immune treatments. A board certified allergist can help identify what you are allergic...

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Chhavi Gandhi, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Anaphylaxis – Treatment

An anaphylactic reaction results from a rapid cascade of inflammation in the body after exposure to an allergic trigger. This can become life-threatening quickly. Epinephrin is a chemical medication available as a prescription injection that...

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Chhavi Gandhi, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Anaphylaxis – Symptoms

Symptoms of anaphylaxis can include a red itchy rash with welts or hives, swelling of the mouth, the tongue, or throat, giant swelling of parts of the body, shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, throat tightness,...

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Chhavi Gandhi, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Anaphylaxis – Overview

Anaphylaxis is a cascade of severe allergic reactions that can involve the whole body and be life-threatening. It is a medical emergency that is relatively common and requires immediate attention. Anaphylaxis can be localized to...

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Chhavi Gandhi, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Asthma – Treatment

While asthma cannot be cured, it can be managed. The goal of all asthma treatments is to relieve current symptoms, prevent future flares and give you the best quality of life doing the things you...

Watch and Share
Chhavi Gandhi, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Asthma – Symptoms

The most common symptoms of asthma include shortness of breath, chest tightness and pressure, coughing, and / or wheezing. Wheezing is a whistling sound that can be heard mostly with expiration or when you’re breathing...

Watch and Share
Chhavi Gandhi, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Asthma – Risk Factors

The genes that trigger asthma are shared with those that trigger nasal and eye allergies, eczema, and food allergies. Asthma does run in families. Your risk for having asthma is increased if your parents or...

Watch and Share
Chhavi Gandhi, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Asthma – Prevention

While there isn’t a cure for asthma or a way to always prevent getting asthma, working with your physician can help control and prevent future asthma attacks. In some cases, decreasing allergen exposure and allergy...

Watch and Share
Chhavi Gandhi, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Asthma – Overview

Asthma is a condition that impacts about 1 in 13 people worldwide. It is a disease of the smallest airways of the lungs in the bronchial tubes, where inflammation can trigger a variety of symptoms,...

Watch and Share
Chhavi Gandhi, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Asthma – Management

It is important that you see your physician at least every six months to a year. Follow your physician’s asthma action plan for the guidance of your asthma treatment. Keep track of how often you...

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Chhavi Gandhi, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Asthma – Complications

Over time, if asthma is left untreated, it can cause a decline in the way your lung functions. It can also lead to an overuse of oral or injection steroids to help control asthma flares....

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Chhavi Gandhi, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Asthma – Causes

Asthma is caused by swelling and inflammation of the smallest airways in the lungs. The swelling causes bronchospasm or a narrowing of the small airways. Asthma symptoms can be triggered by exposure to allergen proteins,...

Watch and Share
Chhavi Gandhi, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Allergic Rhinitis & Conjunctivitis – Prevention

Allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis can be treated and prevented with a combination of environmental control measures, medications, and in some cases, allergen immunotherapy, available as allergy shots or oral preparations. Regular visits with your physician,...

Watch and Share
Chhavi Gandhi, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Allergic Rhinitis & Conjunctivitis – Complications

Untreated allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis can lead to complications involving your nose, sinuses, eyes and ears. You can have a decreased or lost sense of smell and taste, have recurrent sinus infections, complain of poor...

Watch and Share
Chhavi Gandhi, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Allergic Rhinitis & Conjunctivitis – Symptoms

Symptoms of allergic rhinitis include stuffy nose, runny nose, post-nasal drip, sneezing, and itching of the nose, throat, roof of the mouth and inner ears. Allergic conjunctivitis can cause itchy red eyes with tearing and,...

Watch and Share
Chhavi Gandhi, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Allergic Rhinitis & Conjunctivitis – Risk Factors

Symptoms of allergic rhinitis occur before the age of 20 in 80% of cases and occur before adolescence the majority of the time. The genes that trigger allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis are shared with those...

Watch and Share
Chhavi Gandhi, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Allergic Rhinitis & Conjunctivitis – Overview

Nasal and eye allergies, also known as allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis, can cause a lot of suffering, and impact between 10 to 30% of the population worldwide. These conditions are caused by swelling and inflammation...

Watch and Share
Chhavi Gandhi, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Chhavi Gandhi – Video Business Card

My name is Dr. Chhavi Gandhi. I’m a board certified adult and pediatric allergist and immunologist. I treat allergic, asthmatic and immunologic conditions. I’m well versed in allergy testing, oral challenges of foods, medications, allergy...

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Chhavi Gandhi, MD

6 months ago

Podcast

All About Allergies w/ Dr. Chhavi Gandhi

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Chhavi Gandhi, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Anaphylaxis – Causes

Anaphylaxis is most commonly triggered by foods, insects and bee stings, and medications. The most common food triggers include milk, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish and seafood. Anaphylactic symptoms usually occur within minutes to an...

Watch and Share
Chhavi Gandhi, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Allergic Rhinitis & Conjunctivitis – Treatment

There are several types of treatments for allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis that can utilize a combination of environmental control measures, medications and immune treatments. A board certified allergist can help identify what you are allergic...

Watch and Share
Chhavi Gandhi, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Anaphylaxis – Treatment

An anaphylactic reaction results from a rapid cascade of inflammation in the body after exposure to an allergic trigger. This can become life-threatening quickly. Epinephrin is a chemical medication available as a prescription injection that...

Watch and Share
Chhavi Gandhi, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Anaphylaxis – Symptoms

Symptoms of anaphylaxis can include a red itchy rash with welts or hives, swelling of the mouth, the tongue, or throat, giant swelling of parts of the body, shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, throat tightness,...

Watch and Share
Chhavi Gandhi, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Anaphylaxis – Overview

Anaphylaxis is a cascade of severe allergic reactions that can involve the whole body and be life-threatening. It is a medical emergency that is relatively common and requires immediate attention. Anaphylaxis can be localized to...

Watch and Share
Chhavi Gandhi, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Asthma – Treatment

While asthma cannot be cured, it can be managed. The goal of all asthma treatments is to relieve current symptoms, prevent future flares and give you the best quality of life doing the things you...

Watch and Share
Chhavi Gandhi, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Asthma – Symptoms

The most common symptoms of asthma include shortness of breath, chest tightness and pressure, coughing, and / or wheezing. Wheezing is a whistling sound that can be heard mostly with expiration or when you’re breathing...

Watch and Share
Chhavi Gandhi, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Asthma – Risk Factors

The genes that trigger asthma are shared with those that trigger nasal and eye allergies, eczema, and food allergies. Asthma does run in families. Your risk for having asthma is increased if your parents or...

Watch and Share
Chhavi Gandhi, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Asthma – Prevention

While there isn’t a cure for asthma or a way to always prevent getting asthma, working with your physician can help control and prevent future asthma attacks. In some cases, decreasing allergen exposure and allergy...

Watch and Share
Chhavi Gandhi, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Asthma – Overview

Asthma is a condition that impacts about 1 in 13 people worldwide. It is a disease of the smallest airways of the lungs in the bronchial tubes, where inflammation can trigger a variety of symptoms,...

Watch and Share
Chhavi Gandhi, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Asthma – Management

It is important that you see your physician at least every six months to a year. Follow your physician’s asthma action plan for the guidance of your asthma treatment. Keep track of how often you...

Watch and Share
Chhavi Gandhi, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Asthma – Complications

Over time, if asthma is left untreated, it can cause a decline in the way your lung functions. It can also lead to an overuse of oral or injection steroids to help control asthma flares....

Watch and Share
Chhavi Gandhi, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Asthma – Causes

Asthma is caused by swelling and inflammation of the smallest airways in the lungs. The swelling causes bronchospasm or a narrowing of the small airways. Asthma symptoms can be triggered by exposure to allergen proteins,...

Watch and Share
Chhavi Gandhi, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Allergic Rhinitis & Conjunctivitis – Prevention

Allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis can be treated and prevented with a combination of environmental control measures, medications, and in some cases, allergen immunotherapy, available as allergy shots or oral preparations. Regular visits with your physician,...

Watch and Share
Chhavi Gandhi, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Allergic Rhinitis & Conjunctivitis – Complications

Untreated allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis can lead to complications involving your nose, sinuses, eyes and ears. You can have a decreased or lost sense of smell and taste, have recurrent sinus infections, complain of poor...

Watch and Share
Chhavi Gandhi, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Allergic Rhinitis & Conjunctivitis – Symptoms

Symptoms of allergic rhinitis include stuffy nose, runny nose, post-nasal drip, sneezing, and itching of the nose, throat, roof of the mouth and inner ears. Allergic conjunctivitis can cause itchy red eyes with tearing and,...

Watch and Share
Chhavi Gandhi, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Allergic Rhinitis & Conjunctivitis – Risk Factors

Symptoms of allergic rhinitis occur before the age of 20 in 80% of cases and occur before adolescence the majority of the time. The genes that trigger allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis are shared with those...

Watch and Share
Chhavi Gandhi, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Allergic Rhinitis & Conjunctivitis – Overview

Nasal and eye allergies, also known as allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis, can cause a lot of suffering, and impact between 10 to 30% of the population worldwide. These conditions are caused by swelling and inflammation...

Watch and Share
Chhavi Gandhi, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Chhavi Gandhi – Video Business Card

My name is Dr. Chhavi Gandhi. I’m a board certified adult and pediatric allergist and immunologist. I treat allergic, asthmatic and immunologic conditions. I’m well versed in allergy testing, oral challenges of foods, medications, allergy...

Watch and Share
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