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  Allergy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hay fever is one example of an exceedingly common minor allergy - large percentages of the population suffer from hayfever symptoms in response to airborne pollen.
Many common allergies such as asthma have seen huge increases in the years since the second world war, and many studies appear to show a correlation between this and the increasingly affluent and clean lifestyles in the West.
Allergies are also viewed by some medical practitioners as a negative consequence of the use and abuse of antibiotics and vaccinations.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Allergy   (2533 words)

 Allergy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Allergies tend to make the skin and ears susceptible to infections by bacteria and yeast, so a common problem is skin infections and/or ear infections that never go away or that recur within 1 to 2 months of treatment with medications.
Food allergy is one of the three major allergies seen in dogs and cats.
Whether a genetically susceptible pet develops allergy or not may be a matter of luck with regard to whether or not an infection occurs at a critical stage in the development of the immune system.
www.allergyearskincare.com /allergy.htm   (1769 words)

 Allergy Overview
Allergies are the immune system’s incorrect response to a foreign substance.
Mold is a common trigger for allergies and can be found in damp areas, such as the basement or bathroom, as well as in the outdoor environment in grass, leaf piles, hay, mulch, or under mushrooms.
Nasal allergy symptoms and hay fever are referred to as "allergic rhinitis." Seasonal allergic rhinitis describes nasal allergies that change with the seasons due to pollen from plants (trees, grasses, or weeds).
clevelandclinic.org /health/health-info/docs/1900/1948.asp?index=8610   (1895 words)

 ALLERGY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The diagnosis of oral allergy syndrome was confirmed by oral challenges.
Lastly, positive results of patch tests with drugs can be related to contact allergy to one of the components of the commercialized form of the drug, without any relevance to the investigation of a CADR, as observed in 2 cases with iodine or avocado oil.
Allergy to chlorhexidine may be more prevalent in surgical patients and cases may have been overlooked due to the nature of reactions and lack of suspicion towards this substance.
www.jbtdrc.org /Sevamed_2002/Sevamed_On_CD/Abs/Abs_Allergy.htm   (6884 words)

 HON Allergy Glossary Allergy
Viennese paediatrician Baron Clemens von Pirquet coined the term "allergy" (from the Greek "allos" meaning changed or altered state and "ergon" meaning reaction or reactivity) in 1906 [ 1 ].
Allergies are hypersensitivity reactions of the immune system to specific substances called allergens (such as pollen, stings, drugs, or food) that, in most people, result in no symptoms.
Allergy has different names depending upon where in body it occurs.
www.hon.ch /Library/Theme/Allergy/Glossary/allergy.html   (164 words)

 Allergy - Sinusitis - WS Tichenor M.D.
Allergies cause a wide range of symptoms, from the common problems that everyone has heard of such as a runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing; watery, itchy, red eyes; and itchy ears, to less obvious problems like a tickle in the throat, cough, asthma, wheezing, shortness of breath, hives, eczema, bee sting reactions, and so forth.
Allergy shots are extremely helpful for reducing symptoms in patients who have continuing symptoms despite medication, fatigue due to allergies, who don't respond to medications or have complications like sinusitis.
Allergy shots also are commonly preferred by patients who would rather not use drugs, as the shots are made of an extract of the very things that people are allergic to, e.g.
www.sinuses.com /allergy.htm   (4629 words)

 Allergies — A complete resource guide to allergies and allergy relief.
Whether you are experiencing allergy symptoms for the first time or have had allergies for years, The Allergy Authority can help you find allergy relief.
Food Allergies: Oftentimes, what is at first thought to be a food allergy is found to be something else.
Childhood Allergies: The incidence of allergies in children has increased significantly in the last two decades.
www.theallergyauthority.com   (233 words)

 food allergy
It is uncommon for food allergy to cause nasal symptoms or attacks of asthma (unless the allergy is severe): the vast majority of patients with allergic rhinitis or asthma DO NOT have food allergy.
These allergies are usually outgrown by the age of 3 years, but require dietary exclusion in infancy to prevent symptoms that can be severe at that age.
Food allergy in infants young children is not always mediated by IgE antibodies and therefore some children with food reactions may have negative skin tests and blood tests.
allergy.peds.arizona.edu /southwest/food.html   (463 words)

 allergies, allergy symptoms relief, electrostatic air filter-cleaner, air purifiers, dog-cat
Allergies and asthma are a major cause of illness and disability, affecting allergic Americans from infants to seniors.
Because allergies are cumulative, building in allergic symptom severity with each successive allergen exposure, minimizing exposure to all allergens is vital for all allergic individuals.
For an allergic individual, an allergy antibody is a fuse that ignites an allergy bomb-allergy cells that release histamine and other natural chemicals that cause allergic symptoms.
www.theallergyreliefcenter.com   (963 words)

Allergy or hypersensitivity (type 1 allergy) is an abnormal reaction to protein substances that occur naturally.
Allergy is a vast subject and some specific types and their treatments are covered in separate factsheets on hay fever and rhinitis, asthma, eczema, pet allergies and food allergies.
Minor allergies can often be treated by over-the-counter remedies such as antihistamines, examples of which include cetirizine (eg Zirtek allergy tablets) or loratadine (eg Clarityn allergy tablets), which reduce the allergic reaction.
www.netdoctor.co.uk /diseases/facts/allergicdiseases.htm   (648 words)

 Allergy. Allergy Relief. Allergy Treatment. Allergy Medication.
Allergies are abnormal immune system reactions to things that are typically harmless to most people.
Some examples of airborne particles that can cause allergies in people are dust mites (tiny bugs that live in house dust); mold spores; animal dander (flakes of scaly, dried skin, and dried saliva from your pets); and pollen from grass, ragweed, and trees.
Although medications can control the allergy symptoms (such as sneezing, headaches, or a stuffy nose), they are not a cure and can't make the tendency to have allergic reactions go away.
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 Allergy [HomeVet© Natural Pet Care]
The itching produced by ragweed allergy is the same as that produced by oak pollen allergy.
After several years of acquiring new allergies, it reaches the point that it is constantly exposed to something to which it is allergic.
A food allergy is a condition in which the body's immune system reacts adversely to an ingredient in a food such as the protein source, or a preservative.
www.homevet.com /petcare/allergy.html   (3052 words)

 Discovery Health :: Diseases & Conditions :: allergy testing
Allergy tests are used to find the substances that are causing an allergic reaction.
The best way to test for food allergies is by using an oral food challenge.
Provocative testing is the direct application of an allergen to the eyes, nose, lungs, or gastrointestinal tract by oral administration.
www.health.discovery.com /encyclopedias/illnesses.html?article=1026&page=1   (809 words)

 Allergies and Hay Fever
Symptoms that may be caused by allergy are itching eyes, sneezing, nasal stuffiness, nasal congestion and drainage, and sometimes headache.
Allergy symptom control is most successful when multiple management approaches are used simultaneously.
Allergies are rarely life threatening, but often cause lost workdays, decreased work efficiency, poor school performance, and less enjoyment of life.
www.entnet.org /healthinfo/allergies/allergies_hayfever.cfm   (890 words)

 All About Allergies
Pollen allergies are seasonal, and the type of pollen a child is allergic to determines when he or she will have symptoms.
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology estimates that up to 2 million, or 8%, of children in the United States are affected by food allergies, and that eight foods account for most of those food allergy reactions in kids: eggs, fish, milk, peanuts, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.
Soy allergy is more prevalent among babies than older children; about 30% to 40% of infants who are allergic to cow's milk are also allergic to the protein in soy formulas.
kidshealth.org /parent/medical/allergies/allergy.html   (3092 words)

 Allergy — Medical information on common allergies (hay fever, asthma, allergic eyes, allergic eczema, hives, and ...
To understand the language of allergy it is important to remember that allergens are substances that are foreign to the body and can cause an allergic reaction in certain people.
He referred to both immunity that was beneficial and to the harmful hypersensitivity as "allergy." The word allergy is derived from the Greek words "allos," meaning different or changed and "ergos," meaning work or action.
Allergy roughly refers to an "altered reaction." The word allergy was first used in 1905 to describe the adverse reactions of children who were given repeated shots of horse serum to fight infection.
www.medicinenet.com /allergy/article.htm   (488 words)

 Allergy New Zealand
Many people with allergies are living with the time bomb of life-threatening allergic reactions, where a mere trace of something as innocent as peanuts, shellfish, wheat, dairy products or eggs, an insect sting, exposure to latex or specific drugs can have them experiencing one of the most terrifying types of reactions; anaphylactic shock.
Allergy New Zealand is a not-for-profit organisation that works within the community to improve the quality of life for people with allergies, and their families.
Allergies affect up to 40 per cent of the population.
www.allergy.org.nz   (210 words)

 Technorati Tag: allergy
A skin allergy, or what is correctly called contact dermatitis, occurs when your skin comes in contact with something it is allergic to.
Tips for natural allergy cures Allergies are the immune system’s exaggerated response to a foreign substance.
WEEDS AND ALLERGIES Thomas Leo Ogren Allergy, on the rise in the United States and throughout the world, is worst in urban areas.
www.technorati.com /tag/allergy   (537 words)

 Allergy Bio @ NaturalResearch.org (Natural Research)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The trouble with them is that they have not all been proven.
Len McEwen in the United Kingdom developed a treatment for allergies known as enzyme potentiated desensitization, or EPD.
The exact cause of such malfunctions is not always apparent, however, and several arguments from genetic-basis, environmental-basis and intermediate proponents exist with varying validity and acceptance.
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/Allergy   (1928 words)

 News 8 Austin | 24 Hour Local News | Allergy Forecast
When you watch our allergy information or look at the count on the web, look at the bottom of the screen.
The Allergy Forecast, on the other hand, gives you a more general picture of what we think the allergic reaction level will be in the days to come due to changes in the potency of allergy-causing agents.
We use factors such as current pollen trends, historical pollen records, and the weather forecast (especially winds and temperature.) If we expect a sharp rise in moisture, for example, mold levels are expected to rise.
www.news8austin.com /Content/Weather/Allergy_Forecast/Pollen_Count   (308 words)

 Allergy Discussion Group, Prevention, Self-Care, Mutual Help
Every Allergy member is 100% responsible for managing their own Allergy account, so every Allergy member soon learns to deal with our simple, clerical robot (available 24 hours, seven days a week).
For some Allergy members, when a message contains formatted text, their e-mail program presents them with a blank message because the e-mail program is unable to translate the formatting.
Allergy has several hundred members, in about 40 countries, and everyone should be able to read your message, even if their hardware and software is very different from yours.
www.immune.com /allergy/index.html   (788 words)

 Welcome to Allergy UK
Allergy affects the lives of thousands of people every year and for some it is a potentially life threatening disease.
Allergy UK is the country's leading national medical Charity dealing with allergy and we are here to help you.
Our fully trained helpline staff will be able to guide you to the appropriate specialist and provide you with practical advice and support in managing your symptoms.
www.allergyfoundation.com   (298 words)

 MedlinePlus: Food Allergy
Traveling with Allergies and Asthma (American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology)
Allergy Statistics (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)
The primary NIH organization for research on Food Allergy is the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/foodallergy.html   (283 words)

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