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Jerry Lynn Potts
(870) 535-5719
1408 W 43rd Ave
Pine Bluff, AR
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Stephen Donald Shorts
(870) 535-5719
1408 W 43rd Ave
Pine Bluff, AR
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Dr.Gene France
(501) 224-1156
18 Corporate Hill Dr # 110
Little Rock, AR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1976
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Hospital: St Vincent Infirmary-Med Ctr, Little Rock, Ar
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.5, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Blake Graham Scheer
(501) 224-1156
18 Corporate Hill Drive
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Lori Kagy
(501) 227-5210
10310 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Karl Vance Sitz, MD
(870) 535-8200
3900 S Hickory St
Pine Bluff, AR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Clinical & Lab Immunology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1986

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Jim Mark Ingram, MD
(870) 535-8200
3900 S Hickory St
Pine Bluff, AR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Infirmary-Med Ctr, Little Rock, Ar; Baptist Med Ctr, Little Rock, Ar
Group Practice: Little Rock Allergy Clinic

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Samuel Bradley Welch, MD
(501) 686-5140
Slot 543 4301 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: U A M S Med Ctr, Little Rock, Ar
Group Practice: Arkansas Sinus Center

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Dr.Kelsy Caplinger
18 Corporate Hill Dr # 110
Little Rock, AR
Gender
M
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Martha Ann Hutson-Fincher
(479) 521-3363
2100 N Green Acres Rd
Fayetteville, AR
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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