100 Questions & Answers About Allergies

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  • Copyright: 2010-05-19
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

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If you are among the 58% of Americans who suffer from allergies, or have a friend or relative who does, this book offers all of the information you need to manage and cope with this condition. 100 Questions & Answers About Allergiesgives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, coping strategies-for both patient and family-sources of support, and much more.

Author Biography

Harold Nelson, MD Professor of Medicine National Jewish Health
Sheldon Siegel, MD Past President American Academy of Allergy and Immunology Co-Founder California Chapter of Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
General Concepts in Allergyp. 1
Questions 1-6 introduce important basic information about allergies, such as:
What are the allergic diseases, and how common are they?
What has caused the recent increase in allergic diseases?
When do allergies usually come on, and will they go away during adulthood?
Nasal Allergyp. 7
Questions 7-51 discuss the diagnosis, causes, and treatments for nasal allergies, as well as the relationships between nasal allergies and other conditions:
What factors in the environment trigger nasal allergies?
What are allergy shots, and how effective are they for nasal allergies?
Do nasal allergies worsen during pregnancy, and how should they be treated?
Food Allergyp. 61
Questions 52-75 introduce important information regarding food allergies, including common types, causes, and approaches to treatment and prevention:
Can chemicals in food cause allergic reactions?
What is the best test for diagnosing food allergies?
If I am allergic to peanuts, how careful do I have to be?
Insect Sting Allergyp. 85
Questions 76-81 discuss the symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention of insect sting allergies:
Which insects can cause insect sting allergy, and what are the symptoms?
If I have a history of severe bee sting allergy, what should I do the next time I am stung?
Do allergy shots work for insect allergy?
Drug Allergyp. 93
Questions 82-88 review symptoms associated with allergic reactions to certain drugs, as well as certain precautions to take when receiving medications:
What is a drug allergy, and what are the most common symptoms?
If I am allergic to penicillin, will I be allergic to other antibiotics?
Will a skin test tell me if I am allergic to a medication?
Allergic Skin Diseasesp. 103
Questions 89-100 discuss the most important allergic skin diseases, including their causes, symptoms, and treatments:
What causes hives?
What can I do about my child's eczema, other than medications?
Is it possible to have a skin allergy to sunlight?
Resourcesp. 121
Glossaryp. 123
Indexp. 127
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