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David John Fischer, MD
(650) 321-4121
711 S Auburn St
Kennewick, WA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1988

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John Charles Walker, MD
(509) 946-0189
108 Columbia Point Dr
Richland, WA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1986

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John C Walker
(509) 946-0189
108 Columbia Point Dr
Richland, WA
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Donn Ashley Livingstone, MD
(360) 532-2882
611 N F St
Aberdeen, WA
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of British Columbia, Fac Of Med, Vancouver, Bc, Canada
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: St Peter Hospital, Olympia, Wa; Grays Harbor Comm Hospital, Aberdeen, Wa
Group Practice: Ent Associates

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Clifton T Furukawa
(206) 527-1200
4540 Sand Point Way Ne
Seattle, WA
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Gayathri R Vatsia
(509) 783-8500
7516 W Deschutes Place
Kennewick, WA
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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I-Yen Yang, MD
(509) 943-1175
1110 Goethals Dr
Richland, WA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Coll Of Med Natl Taiwan Univ, Taipei, Taiwan (244-02 Eff 1/1971)
Graduation Year: 1966

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Gayathri Vatsia
(509) 783-8500
7516 W DESCHUTES PL
Kennewick, WA
Specialty
Allergy and Immunology

Jonathan Wingate Becker, MD
(425) 385-2802
1819 100th Pl SE Ste B
Everett, WA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1987

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Paul T McBride
(425) 259-0966
3901 Hoyt Ave
Everett, WA
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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