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Scott Ilsung Song, MD
(847) 362-0691
13 E Northwest Hwy
Palatine, IL
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1982

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Louis Richmond, MD
(773) 775-2600
1515 W Dundee Rd
Arlington Heights, IL
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1947
Hospital
Hospital: Northwest Comm Hosp, Arlington Hts, Il; Alexian Brothers Med Ctr, Elk Grove Vlg, Il; Lutheran Gen Hosp, Park Ridge, Il; Rush North Shore Med Ctr, Skokie, Il; St Francis Hosp, Evanston, Il; La Grange Mem Hosp, La Grange, Il; Resurrection Med Ctr,

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Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1950

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Henry J Dold, MD
(847) 392-0400
1100 W Central Rd Ste 409
Arlington Heights, IL
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1960
Hospital
Hospital: Northwest Comm Hosp, Arlington Hts, Il; Good Shepherd Hosp, Barrington, Il
Group Practice: Dold & Hart

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David Scott Chudwin, MD
(847) 520-0060
135 N Arlington Heights Rd Ste 125
Buffalo Grove, IL
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Highland Park Hosp, Highland Park, Il
Group Practice: Chudwin & Goldberg

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elisha william jaccobe, DOCTOR
(960) 001-4903
40/31 tribuka street
chennai, MO
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Languages
english
Education
Graduation Year: 2005

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Rachel Evelyn Story, MD
1100 W Central Rd
Arlington Heights, IL
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1997

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Robert Jay Hart, MD
(847) 392-0400
1100 W Central Rd Ste 409
Arlington Heights, IL
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Northwest Comm Hosp, Arlington Hts, Il; Good Shepherd Hosp, Barrington, Il
Group Practice: Dold & Hart

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Maria C Yango Eugenio, MD
135 N Arlington Heights Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1979

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Robert Charles Moen, MD
Lake Zurich, IL
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1979

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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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