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Teodoro Segura, MD
(402) 592-2055
401 E Gold Coast Rd Ste 326
Papillion, NE
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1993

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Bettina Clarice Hilman, MD
(903) 877-7219
401 E Gold Coast Rd Ste 326
Papillion, NE
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy And Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1955

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Linda B Ford
(402) 592-2055
401 E Gold Coast Rd
Papillion, NE
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Wallace Edward Duff, MD
(402) 393-1454
7710 Mercy Rd Ste 205
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy And Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Clarkson Memorial Hosp, Omaha, Ne
Group Practice: Mid America Ear Nose & Throat

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James M Tracy
(402) 391-1800
2808 S 80th Ave
Omaha, NE
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Linda B C Ford, MD
(402) 592-2055
401 E Gold Coast Rd Ste 326
Papillion, NE
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: N H S Univ Nebraska Med Ctr, Omaha, Ne; Bergan Mercy Med Ctr, Omaha, Ne; Creighton Univ Med Ctr, Omaha, Ne; Midlands Community Hospital, Papillion, Ne; Alegent Health Center For Ment, Omaha, Ne
Group Practice: Asthma & Allergy Ctr

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Bettina C Hilman
(402) 592-2055
401 E Gold Coast Rd
Papillion, NE
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Dr.Brett Kettelhut
(402) 391-1800
2808 South 80th Avenue
Omaha, NE
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Nigar S Nair
(402) 391-7684
2801 S 88th St
Omaha, NE
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Dr.James Tracy
(402) 391-1800
Ste 210, 2808 South 80th Avenue
Omaha, NE
Gender
M
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.3, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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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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