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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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A Guide to Your Allergist Visit

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Nov 30, 2016 9:55:32 AM

If you have never been to an allergy doctor before, you probably do not know what to expect during your first visit. You might think going to the allergist is all about being pricked by needle after needle to see what you are allergic to. Just the thought of that may make you dread going to that first appointment. However, seeing an allergist is not just all about needles.

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Topics: relieve allergies, fix allergies, allergy specialist, allergy treatments, allergy visit, see an allergist

When to See an Allergist

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Nov 23, 2016 2:03:39 PM

Not all allergy problems require you to see an allergist. If you are able to control your occasional allergy symptoms with over-the-counter antihistamines or nasal steroids, you usually don’t need to see a doctor that specializes in allergies. However, if your allergies are interfering with your normal day-to-day activities, it may be time to see an allergist.

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Topics: relieve allergies, fix allergies, allergy treatments, seasonal allergies

Making Sense of Allergies Treatment Options

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Nov 22, 2016 5:17:52 PM

Making Sense of Allergy Treatment Options

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Topics: relieve allergies, fix allergies, allergy treatments, treatments for allergies

What is an Allergist?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Nov 22, 2016 10:26:23 AM

It sometimes can be difficult to determine whether you have a cold or an allergy because many of the symptoms are so similar. However, with a cold, your symptoms and discomfort will usually go away within seven to ten days. But when symptoms continue to linger, it could be a pretty sure bet that you have some type of allergy. And when that happens, it might be time to see an allergist.

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Topics: allergy specialist, allergy treatments, allergist

Allergy and Asthma Sufferers - Stay Ahead of Flu Season

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Nov 22, 2016 10:06:19 AM

Along with the cooler weather comes the flu season. If you suffer from allergies and/or asthma, you could be at a higher risk for catching influenza. Having the flu is bad enough, but it can cause your asthma to flare.

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Topics: influenza, fall allergies, flu season, asthma

Fall Allergies to Watch For

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Nov 22, 2016 10:05:14 AM

Fall Allergies to Watch For

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Topics: relieve allergies, fix allergies, fall allergies, seasonal allergies

Is it a Cold or Do I Have Allergies?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Oct 25, 2016 5:15:05 PM

Is It Allergies or Do I Have a Cold?

Symptoms from colds or allergies are often so much alike that it might be difficult for you to determine which one you are suffering from. While a cold is caused by a virus, a seasonal allergy is an immune system response triggered from exposure to allergens. Both might cause runny or stuffy noses, and sneezing, but there are some differences in how each present themselves. Understanding the differences between the two, can help you seek relief from your allergy symptoms instead of brushing them off as just another cold.

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Topics: relieve allergies, fix allergies

Allergy Self Help: Take Control of Your Allergies

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Sep 27, 2016 8:37:27 AM

What can you do to take control of your allergies, instead of letting them control you?

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Topics: relieve allergies, fix allergies

Getting the Answer to "Do I have Allergies?"

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Sep 22, 2016 1:47:25 PM

You can't seem to stop sneezing. Your nose is runny. Your eyes are watering. You may be thinking, "Do I have allergies?"

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Topics: relieve allergies, fix allergies

Three Steps to Relieve & Fix Allergies

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Sep 14, 2016 11:53:00 AM

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Topics: relieve allergies, fix allergies