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Maria Rocio Reyes, MD
(804) 520-8932
3701 Boulevard Ste C
Colonial Heights, VA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1998

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Lawrence Barry Schwartz, MD
(804) 828-9685
PO Box 980263
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1976

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Clinton Jos Perini, MD
(804) 796-2220
PO Box 2624
Chesterfield, VA
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy And Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Graz, Med Fak, Graz (407-27 3/1938 To 6/1945)
Graduation Year: 1965

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Jeffery Lynn Schul, MD
(804) 320-2419
1445B Johnston Willis Dr
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1980

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Pamela Jean Daffern, MD
(804) 359-2466
2031 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1985

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Jaimoon Shim, MD
(804) 541-3024
406 N 6th Ave
Hopewell, VA
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yonsei Univ, Coll Of Med, Sudai-Moon-Ku, Seoul, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Medical College Of Virginia Ho, Richmond, Va; John Randolph Hospital, Hopewell, Va; Southside Reg Med Ctr, Petersburg, Va
Group Practice: Southside Hearing Ctr

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Anne-Marie A Irani, MD
(804) 828-9620
PO Box 980225
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1978

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Wei Zhao, MD
(804) 828-9621
112 E Clay St # 419
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wenchow Med Coll, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China
Graduation Year: 1983

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Hassan Ali Mohagheghi, MD
(804) 353-7455
2031 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1959

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William Tucker Hark, MD
(804) 285-7420
2010 Bremo Rd Ste 122
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Henrico Doctors Hospital, Richmond, Va
Group Practice: Catlett Allergy Assoc

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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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