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William Todd Boleman
(228) 377-6748
301 Fisher St
Keesler Afb, MS
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Douglas C Leavengood, MD
(228) 388-7743
2561 Pass Rd Ste D
Biloxi, MS
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Biloxi Reg Med Ctr, Biloxi, Ms
Group Practice: Gulf Coast Asthma & Allergy

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Paul D Niolet
(504) 669-0980
1135 Ocean Springs Rd
Ocean Springs, MS
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Douglas Leavengood, Md
(601) 388-7743
2561 PASS RD STE D
Biloxi, MS
Specialty
Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine
Associated Hospitals
Gulf Coast Asthma And Allergy Clinic, Ltd

Benjamin P Council
(601) 426-3143
124 N 16th Avenue
Laurel, MS
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Douglas Clinton Leavengood
(228) 388-7743
2561 Pass Rd
Biloxi, MS
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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James Sumner Holland, MD
(228) 897-2095
14 Riversbend Dr
Gulfport, MS
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1987

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William Todd Boleman, MD
Ocean Springs, MS
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1991

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Leavengood, Douglas C MD
(228) 388-7743
2561 Pass Rd # D
Biloxi, MS

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Russell Ray Lyle, MD
(662) 323-0999
106 Clear Creek St
Madison, MS
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Oktibbeha County Hospital, Starkville, Ms
Group Practice: Golden Triangle Pediatrics

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Health and Allergies, Nothing to Sneeze At

Allergies: Nothing to Sneeze At

By Robin Hoogshagen, RPH
Manager of Wal-Mart's Home Office Pharmacy

Spring is in the air - along with pollen, mold, and dust mites.
If you're already sneezing and reaching for a tissue, you could be one of more than 50 million Americans who suffer from allergic diseases, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic disease in the United States, costing the healthcare system $18 billion annually.

What is an allergy? Everyone comes into contact with foreign substances, such as pollen. When a person has an allergic response, his or her body reacts to the foreign substance as if it were harmful. The body then releases potent chemicals, such as histamine, which cause the symptoms we usually associate with allergies - sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, wheezing, itching and hives.

Some of the most common allergens are pollen, mold, dust mites, and animal dander. In addition, some people suffer from food allergies, or have extreme reactions to insect stings, and even to some medications.

Diagnosing and treating allergies

If you think you might have allergies, contact your doctor. He or she can administer an allergy skin test, or scratch test, where a sample of different allergens are tested on your skin for a reaction.

To treat allergies, doctors today often use a triple approach. This means working with patients to:

  • Avoid allergens as much as possible
  • Submit to a series of allergen shots, or
  • Find the right combination of prescription or over-the-counter medications to ease symptoms.

Avoiding allergens can be as simple as remaining indoors during the early part of the day when pollen levels outside tend to be higher. People with sensitivities to dust mites can eliminate wall-to-wall carpet in their home and instead use washable throw rugs over an easily cleaned floor surface.

Someone allergic to pets might have to forgo pet ownership altogether. Barring that, you can try grooming your pet frequently and using a vacuum cleaner with a high-efficiency filter. Keeping pets out of your bedroom - and especially off your bed - is another tactic that might help ease allergy symptoms.

Like making changes in your lifestyle and home, allergy shots require a certain level of commitment for the allergy sufferer. A doctor injects extracts of the allergen into the skin over a period of weeks, months, and sometimes years to help the immune system create antibodies.

Easing the symptoms

Need more immediate relief? There are several over-the-counter and prescription medications that might help.
Antihistamines are used to treat sneezing, watery and irritated eyes, and runny noses. Diphenhydramine and chlorpheniramine, commonly known as Benadryl and ChlorTrimeton, are two familiar antihistamines. However, common side effects include drowsiness, so use caution when taking these medications.
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