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Anson James Buttles, MD
(772) 335-0400
2550 SE Walton Rd
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1965

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Carl W Pierce, MD
(573) 486-2837
2401 Frist Blvd
Fort Pierce, FL
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1966

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Mokhtar Hacena, MD
(772) 288-6300
1050 SE Monterey Rd
Stuart, FL
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Inst Nat'L D'Enseign Sup En Sci Med, Oran, Algeria
Graduation Year: 1990

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Alan Harvey Becker, MD
(860) 673-1086
9435 Poinciana Ct
Fort Pierce, FL
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Encino -Tarzana Reg Med Ctr, Tarzana, Ca
Group Practice: Advanced Allergy Med Clinic

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Jaime Kratz, MD
(727) 819-1610
11031 US Highway 19 Ste 102
Port Richey, FL
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ross Univ, Sch Of Med & Vet Med, Roseau, Dominica
Graduation Year: 1988

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Tanuja T Vedere, MD
(772) 335-7888
1801 SE Hillmoor Dr Ste C-107
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1989

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Michael Carver Belcon
(772) 595-9119
2401 Frist Blvd
Fort Pierce, FL
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Howard E Voss, MD
(772) 463-4128
579 NE Plantation Rd Apt S306
Stuart, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Allergy And Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10
Graduation Year: 1961

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Robert J Schramm, MD
(561) 368-7006
2499 Glades Rd
Boca Raton, FL
Business
Allergy Consultants PA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology

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Belen M Tan
(352) 331-3502
4343 W Newberry Rd
Gainesville, FL
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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