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Dr.David Graft
(320) 214-6870
101 Willmar Avenue Southwest
Willmar, MN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1978
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Amy Rillo Ellingson, MD
(320) 214-1100
1605 Country Club Dr NE
Willmar, MN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Rice Memorial Hospital, Willmar, Mn; Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: Allergy & Asthma Specialty

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Edward Whitman Green, MD
(320) 354-4199
PO Box 808
New London, MN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1970

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John B Hagan
(507) 284-2511
200 1st St Sw
Rochester, MN
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Ingrid V Neel
(507) 288-3443
210 9th St Se
Rochester, MN
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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David Francis Graft, MD
(320) 231-6720
101 Willmar Ave SW
Willmar, MN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Methodist Hosp, Minneapolis, Mn
Group Practice: Park Nicollet Clinic

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Amy Rillo Ellingson
(320) 214-1100
1037 19th Ave Sw
Willmar, MN
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Nancy Lorene Ott, MD
(952) 831-4454
3955 Parklawn Ave Ste 120
Edina, MN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Fairview Southdale Hosp, Minneapolis, Mn; St Marys Hospital Of Rochester, Rochester, Mn
Group Practice: Southdale Pediatric Associates Ltd

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Michael Ross Wexler
(952) 546-6566
12450 Wayzata Blvd
Minnetonka, MN
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Kristi K Monson
(218) 249-7920
920 E 1st St
Duluth, MN
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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