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Rex Roland Matthews, MD
(405) 682-1443
8220 S Pennsylvania Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Pediatrics, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Integris Jim Throrpe Rehabilit, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Southwestern Pediatric Clinic

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John Lee Davis III, MD
(405) 644-6232
4221 S Western Ave Ste 3010
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Otolaryngology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1958
Hospital
Hospital: Deaconess Hosp, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Deaconess Medical Group

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Jon Word Blaschke, MD
(405) 232-3095
608 NW 9th St Ste 4204
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Allergy And Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok

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Patricia Ingham Overhulser
(405) 235-0040
750 Ne 13th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Ira N Targoff
(405) 271-8478
825 Ne 10th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Richard Beach Dawson, MD
(405) 636-1506
4805 S Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Languages
German
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Dawson Medical Group

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Howard Ozer, MD
(405) 271-6822
PO Box 26901 Williams Pavilion Rm WP2080,
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1975

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John Russell Bozalis
(405) 235-0040
750 Ne 13th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Dean Alan Atkinson
(405) 235-0040
750 Ne 13th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Thomas C Finn, MD
(405) 840-9061
10517 Eastlake Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1953

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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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