Health Reference Series: Allergies Sourcebook

Editor: Sutton, Amy L.
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Single-User Purchase Price: $85.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $127.50
ISBN: 978-0-7808-1451-6
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Image Count: 14
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Provides basic consumer health information about causes, triggers, and treatment of allergic disorders, along with coping strategies and prevention tips.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Part I: Introduction to Allergies and the Immune System
  • Chapter 1—Understanding the Immune System
  • Chapter 2—How Does an Allergic Response Work
  • Chapter 3—Allergen Immunotherapy
  • Chapter 4—Allergies in Children
  • Part II: Types of Allergic Reactions
  • Chapter 5—Overview of Allergic Diseases and Types
  • Chapter 6—Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)
  • Chapter 7—Sinusitis
  • Chapter 8—Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
  • Chapter 9—Allergic Asthma
  • Chapter 10—Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Chapter 11—Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Chapter 12—Other Allergic Skin Reactions
  • Chapter 13—Anaphylaxis: Life-Threatening Allergies
  • Part III: Foods and Food Additives That Trigger Allergic Reactions
  • Chapter 14—Food Allergy
  • Chapter 15—Food Allergy or Food Intolerance: How Do You Tell the Difference?
  • Chapter 16—Milk Allergy
  • Chapter 17—Egg Allergy
  • Chapter 18-Seafood Allergy
  • Chapter 19—Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy
  • Chapter 20-Wheat Allergy
  • Chapter 21-Soy Allergy
  • Chapter 22—Ingredients and Food Additives That Trigger Reactions
  • Chapter 23—Other Health Problems Related to Food Allergic Reactions
  • Chapter 24—Advice for Consumers about Food Labels
  • Chapter 25—Tips on Avoiding Food Allergy Reactions
  • Part IV: Airborne, Chemical, and Other Environmental Allergy Triggers
  • Chapter 26—Environmental Allergies
  • Chapter 27—Pollen Allergy
  • Chapter 28—Household Allergens: Animal Dander, Cockroach, Dust Mite, and Mold Allergy
  • Chapter 29—Air Quality
  • Chapter 30-Tobacco Smoke
  • Chapter 31—Sensitivity to Environmental Odors
  • Chapter 32—Building Associated Illnesses
  • Chapter 33—Climate Change and Allergies
  • Chapter 34—Insect Sting Allergy
  • Chapter 35—Latex Allergies
  • Chapter 36—Allergy to Vaccine Components
  • Part V: Diagnosing and Treating Allergies
  • Chapter 37—When You Should See an Allergist
  • Chapter 38-Allergy Testing
  • Chapter 39-Lung Function Tests
  • Chapter 40—Allergy Medication and Therapies
  • Chapter 41—Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for Allergies
  • Part VII: Avoiding Allergy Triggers, Preventing Symptoms, and Getting Support
  • Chapter 42—Improving Indoor Air Quality and Reducing Environmental Triggers
  • Chapter 43—Air Cleaners and Indoor Air Pollutants
  • Chapter 44—Cleaning up Mold in Your Home, School, and Commercial Buildings
  • Chapter 45—Avoiding Skin Allergies: Choosing Safe Cosmetics
  • Chapter 46—Asthma and Physical Activity in School Settings
  • Chapter 47—Preventing Allergy Symptoms during Travel
  • Chapter 48—Preventing Food Allergy in Infants
  • Chapter 49—NIAID's Role in Research
  • Part VIII: Additional Help and Information
  • Chapter 50—Glossary of Terms Related to Allergies
  • Chapter 51—Agencies That Provide Information about Allergies
  • Chapter 52—Directory of Websites and Cookbooks for People with Food Allergies