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Gerti Jimeno Janss, MD
(605) 348-1350
1828 W Kansas City St
Rapid City, SD
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ De Barcelona, Fac De Med, Barcelona, Spain
Graduation Year: 1956
Hospital
Hospital: Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd; Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City, Sd

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Robert C Stelzle
(605) 716-6010
101 E Minnesota St
Rapid City, SD
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Thomas Milton Wilson, MD
(605) 331-3470
2701 S Kiwanis Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1957
Hospital
Hospital: Mc Kennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd; Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: Central Plains Clinic Main

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Robert Maclean Smith, MD
(605) 332-7000
101 W 37th St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Mc Kennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd; Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: Allergy & Asthma Clinic

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Brian A Brennan
(605) 328-9180
2701 S Kiwanis Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Robert Conrad Stelzle, MD
(605) 716-6010
101 E Minnesota St
Rapid City, SD
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1992

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Gerti Janss
(605) 348-1350
1828 W KANSAS CITY ST
Rapid City, SD
Specialty
Allergy and Immunology, Other

Thomas Langworthy Luzier, MD
(605) 225-0025
201 S Lloyd St Ste W190
Aberdeen, SD
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: St Lukes Midland Reg Med Ctr, Aberdeen, Sd
Group Practice: Aberdeen Asthma & Allergy

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Dr.Mark Bubak
(605) 336-6385
2200 W 49th St # 104
Sioux Falls, SD
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Brian Brennan
(605) 328-9180
2701 South Kiwanis Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
Gender
M
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.8, 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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