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Richard Joseph Taylor, MD
(419) 228-8950
967 Bellefontaine Ave
Lima, OH
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1973

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Ramachandra K Pudupakkam, MD
(419) 738-4445
528 W Market St Ste 120
Lima, OH
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1968

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James Richard Robertson, MD
(419) 424-1393
1110 W Main Cross St
Findlay, OH
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Tiffin, Oh; Blanchard Valley Hosp, Findlay, Oh
Group Practice: Cascades Hearing Ctr

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Ghassan Salah Safadi, MD
(419) 843-7780
4126 N Holland Sylvania Rd # 130
Toledo, OH
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Languages
English
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Jordan, Fac Of Med, Amman, Jordan
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Flower Hosp, Sylvania, Oh; Toledo Hospital, Toledo, Oh; St Charles Hospital, Oregon, Oh; Mercy Hospital, Tiffin, Oh

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DeSai G Krishnarao
(330) 856-6365
735 Niles Cortland Rd Se
Warren, OH
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Ramachandra Krishnaswamy Pudupakkam
(419) 227-4602
528 West Market Street
Lima, OH
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Celebration of Health Association
(419) 358-4627
122 Thurman Street, Box 248
Bluffton, OH
Services
Yeast Syndrome, Reiki, Preventive Medicine, Pain Management, Nutrition, Family Practice, Environmental Medicine, EFT, Colon Hydrotherapy, Chelation Therapy, Cardiovascular Disease, Bio-identical HRT, Arthritis, Allergy, Acupuncture
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Carl B Kroeger, MD
3626 Bay Hill Dr
Fairlawn, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Allergy And Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 4
Graduation Year: 1954

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Mehmet Gokhan Basaran, MD
(614) 891-0550
5877 Cleveland Ave
Columbus, OH
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1983

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Marta Marie Vielhaber
(216) 479-5541
10 Severance Cir
Cleveland Heights, OH
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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