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Ian K Ajac, MD
635 1st St N Gessler Clin
Winter Haven, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Allergy And Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Un
Graduation Year: 1957

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Gary Weyman Price, MD
(863) 647-8085
1033 N Parkway Frontage Rd
Lakeland, FL
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1988

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Gary Weyman Price
(863) 647-8011
1033 N Parkway Frontage Rd
Lakeland, FL
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Angelo Peter Spoto Jr, MD
(863) 680-7334
1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd
Lakeland, FL
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1957
Hospital
Hospital: Lakeland Reg Med Ctr, Lakeland, Fl
Group Practice: Watson Clinic Llp Main Clinic

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Albert M Ziffer, MD
610 Canne Pl
Celebration, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Allergy And Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10
Graduation Year: 1953

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Angelo P Spoto, MD FAAAAI
(863) 534-2790
2250 Osprey Blvd Ste 100
Bartow, FL
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1959

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Armando Jimenez, MD
(863) 299-1251
302 W Central Ave
Lake Wales, FL
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Buenos Aires, Fac De Med, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Graduation Year: 1958
Hospital
Hospital: Lake Wales Med Ctr, Lake Wales, Fl; Winter Haven Hosp, Winter Haven, Fl
Group Practice: Barranco Briggs Rooney & Lyle

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Maria J Pochcial, MD
(863) 294-0670
869 Ashton Oaks Cir
Lakeland, FL
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Akademia Med We Wroclawiu Im Piastow Slaskich, Wroclaw, Poland
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Winter Haven Hosp, Winter Haven, Fl
Group Practice: Gessler Clinic Pa

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Lionel Vasco Bonini Jr, MD
(941) 680-7339
1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd
Lakeland, FL
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Firenze, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Firenze, Italy
Graduation Year: 1980

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Robert J Schramm, MD
(561) 368-7006
2499 Glades Rd
Boca Raton, FL
Business
Allergy Consultants PA
Specialties
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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