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Stephen Martin Murphey
(412) 367-7788
3801 Mcknight East Dr
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Mahesh Anil Netravali
(412) 367-7788
3801 Mcknight East Dr
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Eliseo M Villalobos, MD
(412) 367-7788
3801 McKnight East Dr
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1996

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John F Moyer Jr, MD
(412) 741-5670
445 Maple Ln
Sewickley, PA
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1952
Hospital
Hospital: Sewickley Valley Hospital, Sewickley, Pa
Group Practice: William A Marasovich Inc

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Michael Charles Bell, MD
(412) 741-2122
301 Ohio River Blvd
Sewickley, PA
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy And Immunology
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Russian
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Medical Center, Beaver, Pa; Ohio Valley General Hospital, Mc Kees Rocks, Pa; Sewickley Valley Hospital, Sewickley, Pa; Kindred Hospital -Philadelphi, Philadelphia, Pa; Childrens Hosp Of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa
Group Practice: Bell From

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Sergei Naum Belenky
(412) 348-6868
9000 Perry Hwy
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Wilma Charlean Light, MD
(412) 367-7788
3801 McKnight East Dr
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Childrens Hosp Of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa; Latrobe Area Hospital, Latrobe, Pa
Group Practice: Allergic Diseases & Asthma

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Helen Fox Krause, MD
(724) 625-5555
1301 Aviara Pl
Gibsonia, PA
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy And Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1958
Hospital
Hospital: U P M C Passavant Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa; St Francis Hosp, Cranberry Twp, Pa
Group Practice: Drs Krause Ltd

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Gerald Harvey Ross, MD
(801) 296-1181
1 Saint Francis Way
Cranberry Township, PA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Occupational Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dalhousie Univ, Fac Of Med, Halifax, Ns, Canada
Graduation Year: 1974

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Ritu Pabby
(412) 359-6640
320 E North Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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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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