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Steven J. Simonte, M.D.
(212) 924-7908
147 Duane Street
New York, NY
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology

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Kerry Scott Le Benger, MD
(908) 277-8681
120 Summit Ave
Summit, NJ
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1980

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Robert Sussman, MD
(973) 467-3334
530 Morris Ave
Springfield, NJ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Allergy And Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Overlook Hospital, Summit, Nj
Group Practice: Pulmonary & Allergy Assoc

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Joel Stuart Mendelson, MD
(908) 233-4477
1124 Springfield Ave
Mountainside, NJ
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Central Del Este (Uce), Esc De Med, San Pedro De MacOris
Graduation Year: 1982

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Richard N Podell, MD
(201) 464-3800
253 Dale Dr
Short Hills, NJ
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Overlook Hospital, Summit, Nj
Group Practice: Podell Medical Ctr

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David Kenneth Brown, MD
(908) 522-9696
33 Overlook Rd Ste 307
Summit, NJ
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: St Barnabas Med Ctr, Livingston, Nj; Overlook Hospital, Summit, Nj
Group Practice: Allergy Diagnostic & Treatment

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Donatella Graffino, MD
1 Springfield Ave
Summit, NJ
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Padova, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Padova, Italy
Graduation Year: 1981

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Joseph Sangho Lee, MD
Springfield, NJ
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1990

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Joel Mendelson
(908) 233-4477
1124 Springfield Ave
Mountainside, NJ
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Harvey Weisslitz, MD
(732) 494-5122
546 Westfield Ave
Westfield, NJ
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Muhlenberg Reg Med Ctr, Plainfield, Nj; J F K Med Ctr, Edison, Nj
Group Practice: Sculaner & Weisslitz

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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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