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Anthony Charles Orecchia, MD
(952) 223-3040
303 E Nicollet Blvd Ste 362
Burnsville, MN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1984

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Brenda Jo Guyer, MD
1400 Fairview Drive
Burnsville, MN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1998

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Dr.James Lakin
(952) 223-3040
675 E Nicollet Blvd # 250
Burnsville, MN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1969
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Hospital: Fairview Southdale Hosp, Minneapolis, Mn
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Walter L Wilder, MD
(952) 920-6992
4905 Payton Ct
Minneapolis, MN
Specialties
Pediatrics, Allergy And Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1950
Hospital
Hospital: Childrens Health Care, Minneapolis, Mn; Fairview Southdale Hosp, Minneapolis, Mn

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Nancy Lorene Ott
(952) 831-1944
3955 Parklawn Ave
Edina, MN
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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James D LaKin
(952) 223-3040
675 E Nicollet Blvd
Burnsville, MN
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology, Internal Medicine

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Cherie Yvonne Zachary
(952) 223-3040
675 E Nicollet Blvd
Burnsville, MN
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Jimmie Franklin Waldron, MD
(612) 941-3796
6230 Braeburn Cir
Edina, MN
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1956
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hospital System, Houston, Tx
Group Practice: Houston Ear Nose & Throat

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David Charles Schroeckenstein
(952) 831-1944
3955 Parklawn Ave
Edina, MN
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Anthony John Bonitatibus, MD
7920 Old Cedar Ave S
Bloomington, MN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1998

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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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