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Michael Francis Zambie, MD
(318) 322-5555
909 N 3rd St
Monroe, LA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1974

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Michael Francis Zambie
(318) 322-5555
909 N 3rd St
Monroe, LA
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Nereida Alicia Parada, MD
(504) 988-2250
1430 Tulane Avenue SL-9 Pulm
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1987

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Joseph Norwood Redhead, MD
(225) 246-9301
7373 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1988

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Nicholas James Doll, MD
(225) 926-7200
16777 Medical Center Dr Ste 125
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1972

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Benjamin Iyiola Oyefara
(318) 398-7100
2908 Evangeline St
Monroe, LA
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Benjamin Oyefara, Md
(318) 398-7100
2908 EVANGELINE STREET
Monroe, LA
Specialty
Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics

Lawrence Zaslow, MD
(504) 888-8242
1705 Lapalco Blvd
Harvey, LA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1962

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Daniel Gerard Demerell, MD
1430 Tulane Ave # SL-57
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1999

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Willard F Washburne, MD
(318) 798-4544
1455 E Bert Kouns Industrial Loop P O Box 51455
Shreveport, LA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Christus Schumpert Med Ctr, Shreveport, La
Group Practice: Asthma Allergy Clinic

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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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