Allergist, Dr. Brian Rotskoff, Unique Areas of Expertise

Allergy Drops

Allergy drops use the very same custom antigen formulas used in allergy shots. Allergy drops are the perfect solution for children and busy adults who need ongoing immunotherapy to manage their allergen triggers and, ultimately, reduce symptoms.

Each day, the patient simply places the allergy drops under their tongue for pain-free, office-free allergy treatment. Just like with allergy shots, over time the dosage is increased to build the patient’s tolerance to allergens. Allergy drop treatment usually lasts three to five years and most patients achieve nearly complete desensitization to their allergens.


Sinus Headaches

Persistent sinus headaches  cause untold suffering among millions of people each year and have a major impact on a person’s overall quality of life. All told, patients spend billions of dollars each year on medications, doctor visits, and various medical procedures. A landmark study published by a major medical journal in 2004 found that almost 90% of patients with sinus headaches were misdiagnosed.

Dr. Rotskoff has spent most of his career researching sinus headaches and has trained with some of the top headache researchers in the country. He has developed an integrated holistic approach to treating this common but frustrating problem. Dr. Rotskoff has implemented safe and effective natural headache remedies that can treat up to 90% of patients with chronic sinus headaches.


Chronic Cough

Dr. Rotskoff, Chicago's Allergist has developed a specialized expertise in treating even the most challenging patients with chronic cough. For many people, a chronic cough leads to considerable suffering despite countless trips to the doctor and many failed treatment regimens. The reason for this is that most patients have up to three different causes contributing to their symptoms simultaneously.

Dr. Rotskoff has spent years researching treatments for chronic cough and is able to help even the most difficult to treat patients. Because a chronic cough can occasionally be associated with a more severe underlying medical disorder, all patients with a chronic cough should have their symptoms evaluated by a physician.


Migraine Headaches

Migraine headaches affect up to 15% of the U.S. population and are a leading cause of disability and missed school or work. What many don’t realize is that allergies and migraines are strongly interconnected. In fact, patients with hay fever are up to 10 times more likely to develop migraine headaches than those who do not have allergies. The reason for this, in part, is the histamine connection. Histamine is a chemical released in the body that causes many of the symptoms most allergy sufferers experience- itching, sneezing, coughing, and itchy/watery eyes. So for many patients, the histamine released during an allergy attack may also affect their migraines.

Dr. Rotskoff has studied this connection between allergies and migraines extensively. He has successfully implemented natural treatment regimens that can help the majority of patients who have continued to suffer from migraine, sinus, and allergy related headaches.


Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Do you:

  • Snore frequently at night?
  • Feel tired during the day with the need or desire for frequent naps?
  • Fall asleep while driving?
  • Suffer from depression, moodiness/irritability?
  • Trouble concentrating at school or work?
  • Suffer from obesity, high blood pressure, or acid reflux?

If so, you may be suffering from a sleep problem called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA typically gets worse with age and snoring is a major risk factor.

Pediatric Nasal Congestion

Allergies, nasal congestion, and airway obstruction can affect the sleep of up to 10% of children.  Symptoms that suggest allergies or nasal congestion may be affecting your child’s sleep include:

  • Frequent snoring and mouth breathing
  • Sleep walking or night terrors
  • Bedwetting
  • Daytime fatigue
  • Hyperactive behavior
  • Poor school performance
  • Moodiness, anxiety, or depression
  • Restlessness and sweating during sleep

Dr. Rotskoff has a unique expertise in the clinical diagnosis and treatment of pediatric allergies, snoring, and OSA.



Dr. Brian Rotskoff featured on the front page of USA Today

USA Today Logo, Interview with Chicago Allergist, Dr. Brian RotskoffDr. Brian Rotskoff, who runs Chicago's Clarity Allergy Center, examines Donovan Gill, 3, for allergy symptoms in his Chicago office.(Photo: Wendy Koch, USA TODAY)

WGN News logo, Interview with Dr. Brian RotskoffDr. Brian Rotskoff discusses innovative allergy treatment with sublingual immunotherapy (Allergy Drops) on WGN News.

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