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David Lee Straub, MD
(417) 782-1343
706 W 26th St Lowr LEVEL
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1966

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David Lee Straub
(417) 782-1343
706 W 26th St
Joplin, MO
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Michael Edward Joseph
(417) 624-0050
1727 W 26th St
Joplin, MO
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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George S Devins, MD
(816) 363-0787
6724 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO
Business
Devins Allergy & Asthma Clinic
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology

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Phillip Erwin Korenblat, MD
(314) 542-0606
1040 N Mason Rd Ste 115
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1960
Hospital
Hospital: Barnes Jewish Hosp, Saint Louis, Mo; Missouri Baptist Med Ctr, Saint Louis, Mo; Barnes West County Hosp, Saint Louis, Mo
Group Practice: Clinical Research Ctr

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Dr.Michael Joseph
(417) 624-0050
1727 West 26th Street
Joplin, MO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Hospital: St.Johns
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Michael Edward Joseph, MD
(417) 624-0050
1727 W 26th St
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1986

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Allergy & Immunology PC
(417) 782-1343
706 W 26th St
Joplin, MO

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Neelam Aggarwal, MD
1010 Carondelet Dr
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Gov'T Med Coll, Punjabi Univ, Patiala, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1979

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Robert Frank Sacha, DO
(573) 334-1969
8 Doctors Park # B
Cape Girardeau, MO
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1975

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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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