Allergies Sourcebook, 6th Edition

  • Greg Mullin
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  • ISBN-10: 0780816471
  • ISBN-13: 9780780816473
  • DDC: 616.97
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released October 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Consumer health information about causes, triggers, and treatment of allergic disorders, along with coping strategies and prevention tips. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Introduction to Allergies and the Immune System.
1: Understanding the Immune System and Allergic Reactions.
2: How Allergies Develop.
3: Allergens and Breathing Problems.
4: Allergies in Children.
Types of Allergic Reactions.
5: Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever).
6: Sinusitis.
7: Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye).
8: Allergic Asthma.
9: Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema).
10: Allergic Contact Dermatitis.
11: Other Allergic Skin Reactions.
12: Anaphylaxis: Life-Threatening Allergies.
Foods and Food Additives That Trigger Allergic Reactions.
13: Food Allergy: An Overview.
14: Food Allergy or Food Intolerance: How Do You Tell the Difference?.
15: Milk Allergy.
16: Egg Allergy.
17: Seafood Allergy.
18: Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy.
19: Wheat Allergy.
20: Soy Allergy.
21: Ingredients and Food Additives That Trigger Reactions.
22: Other Health Problems Related to Food Allergic Reactions.
23: Advice for Consumers about Food Labels.
24: Tips on Avoiding Food Allergy Reactions.
Airborne, Chemical, and Other Environmental Allergy Triggers.
25: Overview of Airborne Allergens.
26: Pollen Allergy.
27: Household Allergens: Animal Dander, Cockroach, Dust Mite, Hair Dye, and Mold Allergy.
28: Air Quality and Your Health.
29: Climate Change and Respiratory Allergies.
30: Smoking.
31: Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.
32: Lanolin Allergy.
33: Sick Building Syndrome.
34: Insect Sting Allergy.
35: Allergies to Medicines and Medical Products.
Diagnosing and Treating Allergies.
36: When You Should See an Allergist.
37: Cold, Flu, or Allergy?.
38: Health Insurance Issues for People with Allergies and Asthma.
39: Allergy Tests.
40: Lung Function Tests.
41: Allergy Medications and Therapies.
42: Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for Allergies.
Avoiding Allergy Triggers and Preventing Symptoms.
43: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality.
44: Improving Indoor Air Quality and Reducing Environmental Triggers.
45: Guide to Air Cleaners in the Home.
46: Cleaning up Mold in Your Home.
47: Asthma and Physical Activity in School Settings.
48: Controlling Seasonal Allergies.
49: Preventing Allergy Symptoms during Travel.
50: Preventing Food Allergies during Pregnancy/Breastfeeding.
51: Avoiding Skin Allergies: Choosing Safe Cosmetics.
Additional Help and Information.
52: Glossary of Terms Related to Allergies and the Immune System.
53: Directory of Organizations That Provide Information about Allergies.
54: Directory of Websites for People with Food Allergies.