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Joseph Paul Hardy, MD
(702) 293-7506
882 Fairway Dr
Boulder City, NV
Specialties
Family Practice, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Boulder City Hosp, Boulder City, Nv
Group Practice: Family Doctors Of Boulder City

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Michael John Alazard, MD
283 N Pecos Rd
Henderson, NV
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1989

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Dr.Sean McKnight
(702) 212-5889
2821 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy #101
Henderson, NV
Gender
M
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.9, out of 5 based on 14, reviews.

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David Meday Mumford, MD
(713) 790-3311
2654 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy
Henderson, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1954

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Flemming Fuller Royal, MD
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1960

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Jim Christensen, MD
(702) 432-9544
4 Sunset Way Ste A3
Henderson, NV
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1984

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Susan E. Schwartz, D.O.
(702) 647-2900
8985 South Pecos Road
Henderson, NV
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy, Ear, Nose and Throat
Gender
Female
Languages
English
Education
Graduation Year: 1985

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Andrew Sean McKnight, MD
(702) 212-5889
2821 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy Ste 101
Henderson, NV
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ross Univ, Sch Of Med & Vet Med, Roseau, Dominica
Graduation Year: 1999

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Andrew Sean McKnight
(702) 212-5889
2821 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy
Henderson, NV
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Ishtiaq Ahmad Chowdhry, MD
(702) 240-5110
948 Rainbow Rock St
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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