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Helena Pretorius Selawry, MD
(540) 743-3286
Rileyville, VA
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pretoria, Fac Of Med, Pretoria, So Africa
Graduation Year: 1960

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Paul Krehl Stillwagon
(540) 662-9115
1828 W Plaza Dr
Winchester, VA
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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N Carol Deangelis Currey, MD
8346 Traford Ln Ste 101
Springfield, VA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1997

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Dr.Muhammad Fiaz
(757) 314-7612
576 Jefferson Avenue
Fort Eustis, VA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Sind Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi
Year of Graduation: 1987
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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Dr.William Hark
(804) 285-7420
9920 Independence Park Dr #100
Richmond, VA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Hospital: Henrico Doctors Hospital, Richmond, Va
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.8, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Robert Clarkson McQueen
(540) 662-9115
1828 W Plaza Dr
Winchester, VA
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Thomas Fame
(540) 772-3790
1802 Braeburn Dr
Salem, VA
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Jaimoon Shim, MD
(804) 541-3024
406 N 6th Ave
Hopewell, VA
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yonsei Univ, Coll Of Med, Sudai-Moon-Ku, Seoul, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Medical College Of Virginia Ho, Richmond, Va; John Randolph Hospital, Hopewell, Va; Southside Reg Med Ctr, Petersburg, Va
Group Practice: Southside Hearing Ctr

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Peter Walter Heymann, MD
(434) 982-3654
PO Box 800386
Charlottesville, VA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1973

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John Richard Sweeney Jr, MD
1317 Conrad Ln
Virginia Beach, VA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1976

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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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