Allergy Information for Teens, 2nd Edition

  • Karen Bellenir
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  • ISBN-10: 0780812891
  • ISBN-13: 9780780812895
  • DDC: 618.9297
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - College Senior
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released February 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Allergy Information For Teens, Second Edition provides updated information about a wide variety of allergic reactions, including common symptoms, diagnostic tools, and prevention strategies. It recounts what is currently known about the causes of allergies and the role the immune system plays in their development.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Allergy Overview.
2: Allergies: The Basic Facts.
3: What Causes Allergies?.
4: The Immune System and Its Role in Allergies.
5: The Respiratory System and How It Works.
6: Lung Function Tests for Breathing Problems.
7: Patch Tests for Allergies.
8: Allergy Blood Testing.
9: Allergy Shots (Immunotherapy).
10: Medications Used to Treat Allergic Symptoms.
11: Epinephrine Injections for Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions.
12: Allergy Symptoms and Complications.
13: Coughing and Sneezing.
14: Allergic Rhinitis.
15: Sinusitis.
16: The Link between Asthma and Allergies.
17: Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis.
18: Oral Allergy Syndrome.
19: Eye Allergies.
20: Contact Dermatitis.
21: Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema).
22: Urticaria (Hives).
23: Anaphylaxis.
24: Food Allergies and Intolerances.
25: Distinguishing between Food Allergies and Intolerances.
26: Peanut and Tree Nut Allergies.
27: Wheat, Soy, and Seed Allergies.
28: Milk and Egg Allergies.
29: Fish and Shellfish Allergies.
30: Lactose Intolerance.
31: Gluten Intolerance (Celiac Disease).
32: Histamine Intolerance.
33: Sulfite Sensitivity.
34: Other Common Allergy Triggers.
35: Pollen Allergies.
36: Pet Allergies.
37: Allergies and Other Health Effects of Mold.
38: House Dust Allergy.
39: Cockroach Allergy.
40: Sting Allergies.
41: Medication and Drug Allergies.
42: Latex Allergy.
43: Nickel Allergy.
44: Hair Dye Allergy.
45: Fragrance Allergy.
46: Lanolin Allergy.
47: Formaldehyde Allergy.
48: Managing Allergies in Daily Life.
49: Learning to Avoid Allergy Triggers.
50: Your Rights Regarding Allergy Medication at School.
51: Using Cosmetics Safely.
52: Use Caution with Face Painting and Tattoos.
53: Nail Care Product Safety.
54: Skin Care Concerns for People with Eczema.
55: Decoding Food Labels: A Necessary Skill for People with Food Allergies.
56: Vaccines and Food Allergies.
57: Teens with Food Allergies Need to Be Careful about Kissing.
58: Basic Ingredient Substitutions to Accommodate Food Allergies.
59: If You Need More Information.
60: Resources for Allergy Information.
61: Finding Recipes If You Have Food Allergies.