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.
... Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening type of allergic reaction. ...
In medicine, anaphylaxis is a severe and rapid systemic allergic reaction. ...
From the WEST scientific·clinical
From the EAST traditional·alternative
There are limited mainstream medical treatments for allergies, probably the most important factor in rehabilitation is the removal of sources of allergens from the home environment, and avoiding environments in which contact with allergens is likely.
In alternative medicine, a number of treatment modalities are considered effective by its practitioners in the treatment of allergies, particularly traditional Chinese medicine
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... An anaphylactic reaction is most likely to occur in susceptible people who have been stung by a bee or bitten by an insect, eaten food containing food allergens, or taken a new medication. The effects...
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... The best way to prevent anaphylaxis is to avoid substances that you know cause this severe reaction. Follow these steps to help ensure your well-being: Wear a medical alert necklace or bracelet to ind...
1 of 1Treatment
... Adrenaline (epinephrine) is the drug most commonly used to treat anaphylactic reactions. You can self-administer the drug with an autoinjector, such as the EpiPen or the EpiPen Jr. An autoinjector is ...
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... Allergies: General Resources Allergies A to Z Myron A. Lipkowitz, RP, MD Facts on File, Inc. Department M274, 11 Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10001 (212) 290-8090 or 1-800-322-8755 Allergies, Disease in D...
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... Allergy and Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics America, Inc. (AAN/MA) 3554 Chain Bridge Rd., Suite 200 Fairfax, VA 22030 (703) 385-4403 or 1-800-878-4403 www.podi.com/health/aanma Allergy Management...
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