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James Lee Bryant II, MD
(304) 623-6533
125 N 6th St
Clarksburg, WV
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Languages
American Sign
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, Wv
Group Practice: Ear Nose & Throat Assoc Inc

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Dr.David Goetz
(304) 598-2992
153 West Main Street
Bridgeport, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Nevin Ward Wilson, MD
(304) 293-1201
101 Stadium Dr
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1982

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Chandra Mohan Kumar, MD
(304) 422-1400
418 Grand Park Dr Ste 326
Parkersburg, WV
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: All India Inst Of Med Sci, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Charleston, Wv; Charleston Area Med Ctr -Memo, Charleston, Wv
Group Practice: Asthma & Allergy Center

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William Thomas Corder
(304) 624-7200
63 Wharf St
Morgantown, WV
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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David William Goetz, MD
(304) 624-3500
4 Hospital Plz Ste 306
Clarksburg, WV
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1981

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Sally Ong Dee, MD
(304) 269-1253
7C Chenoweth Dr
Bridgeport, WV
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1993

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Siwat Kiratiseavee
(304) 343-4300
208 Maccorkle Ave Se
Charleston, WV
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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James Lee Bryant II, MD
(304) 623-6533
125 N 6th St
Clarksburg, WV
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Languages
American Sign
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, Wv
Group Practice: Ear Nose & Throat Assoc Inc

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James Paul Clark II, MD
(304) 598-9129
904 Ashton Pl
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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