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Alexander W Williams Jr, MD
(970) 259-2777
Durango, CO
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1963

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W Donald Cooke, MD
3801 Main Ave
Durango, CO
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1982

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Rafeul Alam, MD
(303) 398-1656
1400 Jackson St
Denver, CO
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Akademia Med, Lodz, Poland
Graduation Year: 1980

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Lloyd David Gelman, MD
400 S McCaslin Blvd
Louisville, CO
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Boulder Comm Hosp, Boulder, Co; Avista Adventist Hosp, Louisville, Co
Group Practice: Boulder Valley Asthma & Allrgy

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Bonnie B Baswell
(719) 592-1365
3425 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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W Donald Cooke Jr, MD
3801 Main Ave
Durango, CO
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1982

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Advacned Allergy Relief Center of the Southwest
(970) 259-9488
1199 Main Ave Ste 230
Durango, CO
Specialty
Allergies, Acupuncture
Gender
Male
Education
Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Michael A O'Connell, MD
(720) 848-1940
1635 Ursula St # 6510MS # F721
Aurora, CO
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Clinical & Lab Immunology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Walter Reed Army Med Ctr, Washington, Dc
Group Practice: Allergy Asthma & Immunology-CO

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Pia J Hauk
(303) 388-4461
1400 Jackson St
Denver, CO
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Rohit K Katial
(303) 388-4461
1400 Jackson St
Denver, CO
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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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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