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Russell Bryant Leftwich, MD
(615) 822-0858
353 New Shackle Island Rd
Hendersonville, TN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1978

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Kenneth Stewart Babe
(615) 449-3436
1409 W Baddour Pkwy
Lebanon, TN
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Babe, Kenneth S MD
(615) 451-0030
300 Steam Plant Rd Ste 460
Gallatin, TN

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Marek M Pienkowski
(865) 584-4112
7417 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Aglae Koumbourli Economides, MD
(901) 790-9919
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Kenneth Stewart Babe Jr, MD
(615) 449-3999
1409 W Baddour Pkwy # E
Lebanon, TN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1991

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George Theodore Critz, MD
(615) 532-6705
729 Church St,
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1948

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Allergy Asthma & Sinus Center
(615) 847-8999
4331 Saundersville Rd
Old Hickory, TN

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Robert Edward Younger III, MD
(423) 449-4100
1720 Gunbarrel Rd Ste 400
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Erlanger Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn; Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tn
Group Practice: Asthma Immunology & Allergy

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Henry G Herrod
(901) 448-2300
1910 Nonconnah Blvd
Memphis, TN
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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