Allergies sourcebook : basic consumer health information about the immune system and allergic disorders, including... / Angela L. Williams, managing editor.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Covington Branch||616.97 A434s 2018 (Text)||33126024215273||Adult Nonfiction||Trace||-|
|Erlanger Branch||616.97 A434s 2018 (Text)||33126024409819||New Adult Nonfiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780780816466
- ISBN: 0780816463
- Physical Description: xvii, 554 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Edition: Sixth edition.
- Publisher: Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, 
... rhinitis (hay fever), sinusitis, conjunctivitis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, and anaphylaxis, and allergy triggers such as pollen, mold, dust mites, animal dander, chemicals, foods and additives, and medications ; along with facts about allergy diagnosis and treatment, tips on avoiding triggers and preventing symptoms, a glossary of related terms, and directories of resources for additional help.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Part I: Introduction to allergies and the immune system. Understanding the immune system and allergic reactions -- How allergies develop -- Allergens and breathing problems -- Allergies in children -- Part II: Types of allergic reactions. Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) -- Sinusitis -- Conjunctivitis (pink eye) -- Allergic asthma -- Atopic dermatitis (eczema) -- Allergic contact dermatitis -- Other allergic skin reactions -- Anaphylaxis: life-threatening allergies -- Part III: Foods and food additives that trigger allergic reactions. Food allergy: an overview -- Food allergy or food intolerance: how do you tell the difference? -- Milk allergy -- Egg allergy -- Seafood allergy -- Peanut and tree nut allergy -- Wheat allergy -- Soy allergy -- Ingredients and food additives that trigger reactions -- Other health problems related to food allergic reactions -- Advice for consumers about food labels -- Tips on avoiding food allergy reactions -- Part IV: Airborne, chemical, and other environmental allergy triggers. Overview of airborne allergens -- Pollen allergy -- Household allergens: animal dander, cockroach, dust mite, hair dye, and mold allergy -- Air quality and your health -- Climate change and respiratory allergies -- Smoking -- Multiple chemical sensitivity -- Lanolin allergy -- Sick building syndrome -- Insect sting allergy -- Allergies to medicines and medical products --
Part V: Diagnosing and treating allergies. When you should see an allergist -- Cold, flu, or allergy? -- Health insurance issues for people with allergies and asthma -- Allergy tests -- Lung function tests -- Allergy medications and therapies -- Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for allergies -- Part VI: Avoiding allergy triggers and preventing symptoms. A guide to indoor air quality -- Improving indoor air quality and reducing environmental triggers -- Guide to air cleaners in the house -- Cleaning up mold in your home -- Asthma and physical activity in school settings -- Controlling seasonal allergies -- Preventing allergy symptoms during travel -- Preventing food allergies during pregnancy/breastfeeding -- Avoiding skin allergies: choosing safe cosmetics -- Part VII: Additional help and information. Glossary of terms related to allergies and the immune system -- Directory of organizations that provide information about allergies -- Directory of websites for people with food allergies.
"Allergies Sourcebook, Sixth Edition" provides updated information about the causes, triggers, treatments, and prevalence of common allergic disorders, including rhinitis, sinusitis, conjunctivitis, allergic asthma, dermatitis, eczema, hives, and anaphylaxis. It discusses the immune system and its role in the development of allergic disorders and describes such commonly encountered allergens as pollen, mold, dust mites, and animal dander. Facts about allergies to foods and food additives, medications, and chemicals are also included, along with information about allergy diagnosis, treatments, coping strategies, and prevention efforts. The book concludes with a glossary of related terms and directories of resources for additional help and information. -- From publisher's description.
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