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Michael Richard Rupp
(505) 522-6500
3800 E Lohman Ave
Las Cruces, NM
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Timothy E Herndon, MD
(505) 532-8900
4351 E Lohman Ave Ste 301
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Med Ctr, Las Cruces, Nm
Group Practice: Rio Grande Medical Group Ltd

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Dr.Rizwan Khan
(505) 532-8900
4351 E Lohman Ave # 301
Las Cruces, NM
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Sind Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Stanislaus Ting, MD
(550) 522-2400
1141-A Mall Dr
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Inst Of Med I, Yangon, Myanmar
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Med Ctr, Las Cruces, Nm
Group Practice: Allergy & Asthma Ctr Of The SW

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Rizwan Khan
(505) 532-8900
4351 E Lohman Ave
Las Cruces, NM
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Eddie Leon Gaines
(505) 522-6500
3800 E Lohman Ave
Las Cruces, NM
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Michael R Rupp, MD
(505) 522-6500
3800 E Lohman Ave # A
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1998

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Rizwan Hameed Khan, MD
(505) 532-8900
4351 E Lohman Ave Ste 301
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Sind Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1989

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Vittal Tonse Pai, MD
(505) 522-7977
2415 S Telshor Blvd
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Languages
Hindi, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Kasturba Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Med Ctr, Las Cruces, Nm

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Allergy & Asthma Clinic
(575) 522-6500
3800 E Lohman Ave Ste A
Las Cruces, NM

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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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