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Deepa Dixit
(586) 286-0550
37300 Garfield Rd
Clinton Township, MI
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Deepa Dixit, MD
(586) 286-0550
37300 Garfield Road
Mount Clemens, MI
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1975

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Jane E Krasnick, MD
(586) 427-9900
27301 Schoenherr Rd Ste 106
Warren, MI
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1991

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Claus Paul O Petermann, MD
(586) 774-2260
25350 Kelly Rd
Roseville, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Fak Der Johann Wolfgang Goethe Univ, Frankfurt Am Main, Hessen
Graduation Year: 1955
Hospital
Hospital: St John Hosp And Med Ctr, Detroit, Mi
Group Practice: Family Practice Care

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Edward Alpert
(586) 751-1122
11900 E 12 Mile Rd
Warren, MI
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Jeffrey Marc Bruner, DO
(810) 286-9010
42607 Garfield Rd
Clinton Township, MI
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1972

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Reina Armida Salazar, MD
(586) 286-9200
46591 Romeo Plank Rd Ste 111
Macomb, MI
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1986

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Mark Norman Zacks, MD
(586) 558-5700
28573 Schoenherr Rd
Warren, MI
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1971

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Lawrence Elliot Lee, MD
(810) 751-1122
11900 E 12 Mile Rd Ste 100
Warren, MI
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1960

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Edward Alpert, MD
(810) 751-1122
11900 E 12 Mile Rd Ste 100
Warren, MI
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: William Beaumont Hospital -Ro, Royal Oak, Mi; Providence Hospital, Southfield, Mi; St John MacOmb Hospital, Warren, Mi
Group Practice: Allergy Clinic Of South Macomb

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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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