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Mark Bubak, M.D.

Dr. Bubak is certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology to care for adults and children with asthma and allergies. He has been active in allergy research and education with special emphasis on new allergy testing and treatment methods. A South Dakota native, his medical degree is from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine, with Allergy and Internal Medicine fellowships at the Mayo Clinic.
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Hay Fever 101 – Is it Really Hay Fever?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Apr 1, 2019 9:53:11 AM

It seems that everyone has “hay fever” these days. If you don’t believe me, just ask people if they are suffering from sneezing, stuffy or runny nose, watery eyes, and itching of the nose, eyes, or even mouth!

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Topics: allergy symptoms, allergies, immunotherapy, allergist

You Have Your Anaphylaxis Plan, Now What Should You Do?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Mar 19, 2019 10:46:10 AM



If you or your family member has suffered from anaphylaxis caused by something such as a food, a yellow jacket sting, or something idiopathic, there has already been one terrible reaction. If that's the case, you or your loved one have already seen an allergist, determined the cause, had epinephrine prescribed, and were taught how and when to use it, and time has been spent avoiding the trigger.

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Topics: allergies

Thank You Julie Nielsen For Your Service!

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Feb 19, 2019 3:44:48 PM

Dr. Bubak and the entire team at Dakota Allergy thanks Julie Nielsen for her years of service to our allergy and asthma patients.

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Am I Allergic to My Christmas Tree?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Dec 12, 2018 3:24:35 PM

December is here with all of its beautiful decorations, holiday get-togethers with friends, and that seemingly annual plugged nose, cough, and yuck! You might be asking yourself, “why am I having to put up with these allergies instead of enjoying the season?”

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Topics: allergies

Hunting with Allergies and Asthma

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Nov 5, 2018 10:01:05 PM

Let’s face it men (and even many of you women), a beautiful Fall day with friends and family in the great outdoors is just made for a hunt. But what if you are allergic to the mold spores and pollen grains floating through the crisp Fall air? Don’t be discouraged! With a little help from your Board-Certified Allergist, you, your friends and family, and even the hunting dogs can all enjoy a great day of hunting!

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Topics: allergies, Living With Allergies


Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Sep 13, 2018 2:47:49 PM

Once the allergy season kicks in, the misery soon follows. What can you do to get some relief?

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Topics: allergies, immunotherapy

What are hives?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Feb 13, 2018 2:03:50 PM

Hives (or urticaria) will affect 1 out of 5 people during their lifetime. They are itchy, red or skin colored bumps with redness around them that come and go. Histamine is the substance that actually causes the hives. This means that if you have hives, they are the result of histamine being released from your mast cells.

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What If You Are Allergic To Your Pet?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Jan 9, 2018 9:28:32 AM


"You’re allergic to your pet"

Those dreaded words from your allergist.  At one level you kind of ‘just knew it’ but emotionally no one is ever ready to hear those words.  How can this be?  Let’s back up and look at how pet allergy presents itself.

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Treating Your Anaphylaxis

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Oct 23, 2017 12:16:35 PM

The scariest type of allergy is clearly anaphylaxis. During an attack, the patient generally gets itchy all over and can face problems like their throat closing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, vomiting, diarrhea, or passing out. An exceptionally severe attack can even be fatal.

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Topics: allergies

How Much Allergy Medication Might You Use In Your Lifetime?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Oct 23, 2017 11:13:06 AM

In our latest infographic, we took a person that uses over-the-counter nasal spray to treat dust mite, mold, or grass allergies and did the math to see how much medication the person would use in his lifetime.

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Topics: allergies