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Dr.Gregory Lanpher
(717) 843-6663
420 W Elm Ave # 1
Hanover, PA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Gregory B Lanpher, MD
(717) 843-6663
1620 S Queen St
York, PA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1980

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Michelle Melanie Klinek
(717) 747-5777
2605 Joppa Rd
York, PA
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Harold Fisher, MD
(717) 848-1440
955 S George St
York, PA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1947
Hospital
Hospital: York Hospital, York, Pa
Group Practice: Colonial Medical Ctr

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William Lavietes, Md
(717) 843-6663
1620 SOUTH QUEEN STREET
York, PA
Specialty
Allergy and Immunology
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Allergy And Asthma Consultants Inc

Michelle M Klinek, MD
(717) 747-5777
2605 Joppa Rd
York, PA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1990

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Robert Lewis Mac Dougall, MD
(440) 352-1818
1207 S Queen St
York, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Allergy And Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Lake East Hospital, Painesville, Oh

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William Paul Lavietes, MD
(717) 843-6663
1620 S Queen St
York, PA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1987

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Surender K Vaswani, MD FAAAAI
(410) 386-9888
224 Washington Heights Medical Center
Westminster, MD
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1985

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Allergy & Asthma Consultants
(717) 843-6663
1620 S Queen St
York, PA

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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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