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Mohammed Jamil A Khan, MD
(810) 984-4340
1206 Richardson St
Port Huron, MI
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Languages
Urdu
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Port Huron, Mi; Port Huron Hospital, Port Huron, Mi; William Beaumont Hospital -Ro, Royal Oak, Mi; Childrens Hosp Of Michigan, Detroit, Mi
Group Practice: Port Huron Allergy Clinic

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Gail Ann Cookingham, MD
(810) 733-3200
3071 Commerce Dr Ste A
Fort Gratiot, MI
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1985

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Dr.Mutee Abdeljaber
(810) 648-4544
115 Delaware Street
Sandusky, MI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Jordan, Fac Of Med, Amman
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Satish K Gupta
(517) 484-2261
1100 W Saginaw St
Lansing, MI
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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James Lawrence Baldwin, MD
(734) 572-8834
5333 McAuley Dr Rm 6003
Ypsilanti, MI
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1989

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Frank A Brettschneider, DO
(810) 982-3277
1522 Pine Grove Ave Ste A
Port Huron, MI
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Clinical & Lab Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Port Huron, Mi
Group Practice: Port Huron Ear Nose & Throat

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Angela Marisa Iacobelli, MD
(586) 286-9010
328 Vailwood Ct
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1986

Data Provided By:
Lawrence R Hennessey, MD
(517) 349-0027
3955 Okemos Rd Ste A1
Okemos, MI
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1986

Data Provided By:
Carter D Brooks
(269) 337-6430
1000 Oakland Dr
Kalamazoo, MI
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Mark N Zacks
(810) 227-6793
8619 W Grand River Ave
Brighton, MI
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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