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Jeffrey Philip Robbins, MD
(615) 327-9797
105 Gaffney Rd
Bristol, TN
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1967

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Dr.Neil Wallen
(423) 844-7000
933 Tennessee 126
Bristol, TN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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John Stephen Kellogg, MD
1 Medical Park Blvd
Bristol, TN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1993

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Nalinchandra G Shah, MD
(423) 247-1122
PO Box 3490
Kingsport, TN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Anatomic And Clinical Pathology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bj Med Coll, Gujarat Univ, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1962

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Shailee A Madhok, MD
(315) 393-1577
121 E Ravine Rd
Kingsport, TN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1996

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Neil D Wallen
(423) 844-7000
933 Highway 126
Bristol, TN
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

Data Provided By:
Neil Wallen, MD
(423) 844-7000
933 Highway 126
Bristol, TN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1985

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W Jan Kazmier, MD
(423) 246-6445
995 Fort Henry Drive #100
Kingsport, TN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Polish
Education
Medical School: Akademia Med, Lodz, Poland
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Holston Valley Hosp & Med Ctr, Kingsport, Tn
Group Practice: Regional Allergy Asthma Ctr

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Guha Krishnaswamy, MD FAAAAI
(423) 439-7280
PO Box 70622
Johnson City, TN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1985

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Marek M Pienkowski, MD
2012 Brookside Road #11
Kingsport, TN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Akademia Med W Warszawie, Warszawa, Poland
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Fort Sanders Reg Med Ctr, Knoxville, Tn
Group Practice: Allergic Diseases Asthma Clnc

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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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