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Steven A Gold
(732) 431-9901
36 W Main St
Freehold, NJ
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Philip Lawrence Case, MD
(732) 577-1242
4251 US Highway 9 Ste E
Freehold, NJ
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1980

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Michael Bruce Sherman, MD
(732) 303-8787
22 N Main St
Marlboro, NJ
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1990

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Carmine Joseph DeFusco
(732) 462-0666
224 Taylor Mills Rd
Manalapan, NJ
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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James Michael Madden, MD
(732) 886-7200
302 Candlewood Commons
Howell, NJ
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Nassau University Med Ctr, East Meadow, Ny

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Steven Andrew Gold, MD
(732) 431-9901
36 W Main St Ste 203
Freehold, NJ
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Russian
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Riverview Med Ctr, Red Bank, Nj; Monmouth Med Ctr, Long Branch, Nj
Group Practice: Allergy & Asthma Consultants

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Philip Lawrence Case
(732) 577-1242
4251 Us Highway 9 Ste E
Freehold, NJ
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Andrew Craig Hirsch, MD
(732) 780-5566
219 Taylors Mills Rd
Manalapan, NJ
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Riverview Med Ctr, Red Bank, Nj; Monmouth Med Ctr, Long Branch, Nj
Group Practice: Allergy & Asthma Assoc

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Martin J Rosenstein, MD
(732) 257-4008
645 Saint Andrews Pl
Manalapan, NJ
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1970

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Jayesh Kanuga, MD
(732) 679-2525
3 Hospital Plz Ste 405
Old Bridge, NJ
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Languages
Hindi, Gujarati
Education
Medical School: Bj Med Coll, Gujarat Univ, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Rahway Hospital, Rahway, Nj; J F K Med Ctr, Edison, Nj
Group Practice: Adult & Pediatrics Allergist

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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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