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Deborah Dee Fawcett, MD
(817) 421-0770
3600 William D Tate Ave Ste 100
Grapevine, TX
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1977

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Andrew Henry Kilgus, MD
(817) 488-7573
1600 Lancaster Dr Ste 103
Grapevine, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Baylor Med Ctr -Grapevine, Grapevine, Tx
Group Practice: Cook Children's Physi Network

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Sherry Barnett
(972) 539-0086
3051 Churchill Dr
Flower Mound, TX
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Mary Brandt Hudelson
(972) 539-0086
3051 Churchill Dr
Flower Mound, TX
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Purnima Venkatesh, MD
(972) 539-0086
3051 Churchill Dr Ste 130
Flower Mound, TX
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1996

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Rene Alberto Leon, MD
(817) 421-0770
3600 William D Tate Ave Ste 100
Grapevine, TX
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1989

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Constantine A Kotsanis, MD
(817) 267-8829
4407 Shadywood Ln
Colleyville, TX
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy And Immunology
Gender
Male
Languages
Greek
Education
Medical School: Univ Athens, Fac Med, Sch Of Hlth Sci, Nat'L & Kapodistrian, Athens
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Baylor Med Ctr -Grapevine, Grapevine, Tx
Group Practice: Mindbody Health Ctr

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Mary Brandt Hudelson, MD
(972) 539-0086
3051 Churchill Dr Ste 130
Flower Mound, TX
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med, Lubbock Tx 79430
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Medical Center Of Lewisville, Lewisville, Tx; Trinity Med Ctr, Carrollton, Tx
Group Practice: Family Allergy & Asthma Care

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Marie Holman Fitzgerald, MD
(972) 539-0086
3051 Churchill Dr Ste 130
Flower Mound, TX
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Medical Center Of Lewisville, Lewisville, Tx
Group Practice: Family Allergy & Asthma Care

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Sven Kjellgren Wust, MD
(972) 539-0086
3051 Churchill Dr Ste 130
Flower Mound, TX
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1996

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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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