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Charles Thomas Humphries, MD
(704) 338-9818
411 Billingsley Rd Ste 104
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1980

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John Gray Norris, MD
(704) 372-7900
2711 Randolph Rd Ste 400
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, Nc
Group Practice: Carolina Allergy Clinic

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Flynn Keels Dickson, MD
(704) 366-7921
2315 Randolph Rd
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Carolinas Med Ctr, Charlotte, Nc; Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, Nc

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Dr.Michael Lapuente
(704) 372-7900
2630 East 7th St # 100
Charlotte, NC
Gender
M
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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O Robert Boehm, MD
(704) 332-7900
2630 E 7th St Ste 100
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1973

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Steven J McEldowney
(704) 752-3773
8840 Blakeney Professional Drive
Charlotte, NC
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology, Internal Medicine

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David H Frazer, MD
(704) 841-0871
2711 Randolph Rd Ste 400
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1996

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David Lefkowitz III, MD
(704) 792-1131
2711 Randolph Rd Ste 400
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1965

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Dr.Maeve E OConnor
(704) 372-7900
2630 E 7th St # 100
Charlotte, NC
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1997
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.3, out of 5 based on 16, reviews.

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Beth A Seiler
(704) 372-7900
2630 E 7th St
Charlotte, NC
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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