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Richard Thomas Hatch, MD
(405) 235-0040
105 S Bryant Ave Ste 204
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1986

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Amy Liebl Darter, MD
(405) 285-8315
609 S Kelly Ave # J-1
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1996

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Dr.Amy L. Darter
(405) 285-8315
1810 East Memorial Road
Oklahoma City, OK
Gender
F
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.2, out of 5 based on 11, reviews.

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Warren Vernon Filley, MD
4140 W Memorial Rd Ste 115
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok; Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma

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Thomas C Finn, MD
(405) 840-9061
10517 Eastlake Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1953

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Patricia I Overhulser, MD
(405) 235-0040
105 S Bryant Ave Ste 204
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma

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Amy L Liebl Darter, MD
Edmond, OK
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1997

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Martha M Tarpay, MD
(405) 752-0393
4200 W Memorial Rd Ste 206
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Semmelweis Orvostudomanyi Egyetem (Peter Pazmany Univ), Budapest
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Integris Baptist Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok; Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Allergy & Asthma Ctr

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Martha M Tarpay
(405) 752-0393
4200 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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M Joe Crosthwait, MD
(405) 290-5600
5005 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Family Practice, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1955
Hospital
Hospital: Midwest City Regional Hospital, Midwest City, Ok; University Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok

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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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