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Naresh J Patel
(260) 436-5670
7920 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Dr.NARESH PATEL
(260) 436-5670
Ste 220, 7920 West Jefferson Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ
Year of Graduation: 1993
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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Naresh J Patel, DO
(219) 436-5670
7920 W Jefferson Blvd Ste 220
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
English, Hindi, Gujarati
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: St Josephs Med Ctr, Fort Wayne, In; Parkview Mem Hosp, Fort Wayne, In; Lutheran Hosp -Indiana, Fort Wayne, In

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Peter Mitchell Rothman, MD
(219) 436-5670
7920 W Jefferson Blvd Ste 220
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Parkview Mem Hosp, Fort Wayne, In; Lutheran Hosp -Indiana, Fort Wayne, In
Group Practice: Fort Wayne Allergy Consultants

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Mohan Madhava Menon, MD
(260) 422-5569
3030 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: All India Inst Of Med Sci, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1968

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Dr.Elizabeth Isbister
(260) 969-0801
7030 Pointe Inverness Way #335
Fort Wayne, IN
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.5, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dr.Russell Maples
(260) 432-5005
7230 Engle Road #210
Fort Wayne, IN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1975
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Peter M Rothman
(260) 436-5670
7920 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Rachel Koelsch
(260) 434-6076
2516 E Dupont Rd
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Russell Vaughn Maples, MD FAAAAI
(260) 432-5005
10415 Leo Rd
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1974

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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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