Allergies; Allergy/Allergies; Anaphylaxis
An allergy is a immune malfunction whereby a person's body is hypersensitised to react immunologically to typically nonimmunogenic substances. When a person is hypersensitised these substances are known as allergens. The word allergy derives from the Greek words allos meaning "other" and ergon meaning "reaction" or "reactivity". Reactions can vary from the benign runny nose, to life-threatening anaphylactic shock and death.
Allergy as related to Airway blockage
- Hay Fever and Allergic Rhinitis - Allergy Testing Clinic
The problem with allergies such as Hay Fever and Allergic Rhinitis is that it is considered to be a trivial and inconsequential disease. Symptoms such as runny nose ...
- World Allergy Organization
Introduction. The increasing recognition over the last 50 years that allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma frequently co-exist, has led to the concept that these ...
- Sinus Center Glossary | Atlanta, GA | Emory Healthcare
Allergy. An allergy is a reaction of the lining of the nose and sinuses after coming in contact with a foreign substance (allergen), such as tree pollen or dust mites.
- Congenital High Airway Obstruction Syndrome - childrens
CHAOS is a syndrome in which there is blockage of the upper airway of the fetus during pregnancy. The human airway has several components that start with the mouth ...
- Samter’s Triad - Allergy Testing Clinic
Samter’s triad is a respiratory intolerance to aspirin or salicylate containing medication (such as non-steroidal antiinflammatories NSAI’s), that results in ...
- What Is CPAP? - NHLBI, NIH
CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, is a treatment that uses mild air pressure to keep the airways open. CPAP typically is used by people who ...
- Bronchoconstriction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bronchoconstriction is the constriction of the airways in the lungs due to the tightening of surrounding smooth muscle, with consequent coughing, wheezing, and ...
- Nasal congestion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nasal congestion is the blockage of the nasal passages usually due to membranes lining the nose becoming swollen from inflamed blood vessels. It is also known as ...
- Upper airway | definition of upper airway by Medical ...
The 'Combination Inhalers for Upper Airway Diseases' report analyzes the market for combination (dual drug) oral inhalers.
- Upper airway obstruction - SlideShare
Upper airway obstruction 1. UPPER AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION 2. Contents Background History Location of ...