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Rachel Lise Schreiber
(301) 972-0400
20528 Boland Farm Rd
Germantown, MD
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Sheldon Gilbert Cohen, MD
(301) 972-9559
20400 Observation Dr Ste 205
Germantown, MD
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1943
Hospital
Hospital: Warren G Magnuson Clinical Cen, Bethesda, Md
Group Practice: National Institutes Of Health

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Jacqueline Eghrari Sabet, MD
(301) 948-4066
19261 Montgomery Village Ave Ste G24
Montgomery Village, MD
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1989

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Michael Robert Kletz, MD
(703) 790-9722
14124 Forest Ridge Dr
North Potomac, MD
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1984

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Nirupma Rohatgi
(301) 963-0196
9015 Shady Grove Court
Gaithersburg, MD
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Rachel Lise Schreiber, MD
(301) 972-3709
20528 Boland Farm Rd Ste 104
Germantown, MD
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1998

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Edward S Yanowitz, MD FAAAAI
(301) 840-9200
19644 Club House Rd Ste 815
Montgomery Village, MD
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1976

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Dr.Jacqueline Eghrari-Sabet
(301) 948-4066
806 West Diamond Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD
Gender
F
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.4, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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James Gerard Mc Namara, MD
Gaithersburg, MD
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1980

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Nirupma Rohatgi, MD
(301) 963-0196
9015 Shady Grove Ct
Gaithersburg, MD
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: All India Inst Of Med Sci, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1971

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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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