Health Reference Series: Allergies Sourcebook

Editor/Author Williams, Angela L.
Publication Year: 2018
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Single-User Purchase Price: $85.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $127.50
ISBN: 978-0-7808-1646-6
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Image Count: 3
Book Status: Available
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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.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Part I: Introduction to Allergies and the Immune System
  • Chapter 1 — Understanding the Immune System and Allergic Reactions
  • Chapter 2 — How Allergies Develop
  • Section 2.1-Genetic Connections
  • Section 2.2-Breastfeeding and Allergic Disease Development
  • Section 2.3-The Hygiene Hypothesis
  • Chapter 3 — Allergens and Breathing Problems
  • Section 3.1-When Breathing Becomes Bothersome
  • Section 3.2-Biological Pollutants’ and Indoor Air Quality
  • Chapter 4 — Allergies in Children
  • Section 4.1-Trends in Allergic Conditions among Children
  • Section 4.2-Allergic Asthma and Children
  • Section 4.3-Allergy Relief for Your Child
  • Section 4.4-Food Allergy in Children
  • Section 4.5-Exposure to Pet and Pest Allergens during Infancy
  • Part II: Types of Allergic Reactions
  • Chapter 5 — Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)
  • Chapter 6 — Sinusitis
  • Section 6.1-What Is Sinusitis?
  • Section 6.2-Nasal Polyps
  • Chapter 7 — Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
  • Chapter 8 — Allergic Asthma
  • Section 8.1-What Is Asthma?
  • Section 8.2-Allergy Testing for Asthma
  • Section 8.3-Asthma and Its Environmental Triggers
  • Section 8.4-Occupational Asthma due to Allergen Exposure at Work
  • Section 8.5-Aspergillosis: People with Asthma at Highest Risk
  • Chapter 9 — Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Section 9.1-Understanding Atopic Dermatitis
  • Section 9.2-Atopic Dermatitis: Complications and Skin Care at Home
  • Chapter 10 — Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Section 10.1 — Contact Dermatitis and Latex Allergy
  • Section 10.2 — Outsmarting Poison Ivy and Other Poisonous Plants
  • Section 10.3 — Allergic Contact Rashes
  • Chapter 11 — Other Allergic Skin Reactions
  • Section 11.1 — Urticaria (Hives)
  • Section 11.2 — Cold Urticaria
  • Section 11.3 — Allergic Reaction Caused by Mast Cells — Mastocytosis
  • Section 11.4 — Photosensitivity: Exposure to Light Can Cause Allergic Reactions
  • Chapter 12 — Anaphylaxis: Life-Threatening Allergies
  • Section 12.1 — Anaphylaxis — Overview
  • Section 12.2 — Abnormal Immune Cells May Cause Unprovoked Anaphylaxis
  • Section 12.3 — Medical Identification Critical for People with Life-Threatening Allergies
  • Section 12.4 — Red Meat Allergy Linked to Anaphylaxis
  • Part III: Foods and Food Additives That Trigger Allergic Reactions
  • Chapter 13 — Food Allergy: An Overview
  • Chapter 14 — Food Allergy or Food Intolerance: How Do You Tell the Difference?
  • Chapter 15 — Milk Allergy
  • Section 15.1 — Understanding Milk Allergy
  • Section 15.2 — Lactose Intolerance
  • Section 15.3 — Dark Chocolate and Milk Allergies
  • Chapter 16 — Egg Allergy
  • Section 16.1 — Understanding Egg Allergy
  • Section 16.2 — Flu Vaccine and Egg Allergy
  • Section 16.3 — Beating Egg Allergy
  • Chapter 17 — Seafood Allergy
  • Chapter 18 — Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy
  • Section 18.1 — Understanding Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy
  • Section 18.2 — Cracking Nut-Allergy Mechanisms
  • Section 18.3 — Peanut Allergy: Early Exposure Is Key to Prevention
  • Chapter 19 — Wheat Allergy
  • Section 19.1 — What Is Wheat Allergy?
  • Section 19.2 — Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance
  • Section 19.3 — Going Gluten Free
  • Chapter 20 — Soy Allergy
  • Chapter 21 — Ingredients and Food Additives That Trigger Reactions
  • Section 21.1 — Seed Allergy
  • Section 21.2 — Food Additives and Intolerance
  • Section 21.3 — Sulfite Sensitivity
  • Section 21.4 — Histamine Intolerance
  • Chapter 22 — Other Health Problems Related to Food Allergic Reactions
  • Section 22.1 — Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Section 22.2 — Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome
  • Section 22.3 — Oral Allergy Syndrome and Other Conditions
  • Chapter 23 — Advice for Consumers about Food Labels
  • Section 23.1 — Questions and Answers about Food Labels
  • Section 23.2 — How to Read a Label for Your Food Allergy
  • Chapter 24 — Tips on Avoiding Food Allergy Reactions
  • Section 24.1 — A Food Diary Can Reduce Risk of Reactions
  • Section 24.2 — Working with a Dietitian If Your Child Has Food Allergies
  • Section 24.3 — Protecting Yourself from Food Allergies
  • Part IV: Airborne, Chemical, and Other Environmental Allergy Triggers
  • Chapter 25 — Overview of Airborne Allergens
  • Chapter 26 — Pollen Allergy
  • Section 26.1 — Pollen Allergy: Overview
  • Section 26.2 — Ragweed Therapy Offers Allergy Sufferers Longer Relief
  • Chapter 27 — Household Allergens: Animal Dander, Cockroach, Dust Mite, Hair Dye, and Mold Allergy
  • Section 27.1 — Dust Mite Allergy
  • Section 27.2 — Cockroach Allergy
  • Section 27.3 — Mold Allergy
  • Section 27.4 — Animal Dander Allergy
  • Section 27.5 — Hair Dye Allergy
  • Chapter 28 — Air Quality and Your Health
  • Chapter 29 — Climate Change and Respiratory Allergies
  • Chapter 30 — Smoking
  • Chapter 31 — Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
  • Chapter 32 — Lanolin Allergy
  • Chapter 33 — Sick Building Syndrome
  • Chapter 34 — Insect Sting Allergy
  • Chapter 35 — Allergies to Medicines and Medical Products
  • Section 35.1 — Medications and Drug Allergic Reactions
  • Section 35.2 — Is It Really a Penicillin Allergy?
  • Section 35.3 — Allergies to Vaccines
  • Part V: Diagnosing and Treating Allergies
  • Chapter 36 — When You Should See an Allergist
  • Chapter 37 — Cold, Flu, or Allergy?
  • Chapter 38 — Health Insurance Issues for People with Allergies and Asthma
  • Chapter 39 — Allergy Tests
  • Section 39.1 — Allergy Blood Test
  • Section 39.2 — Allergenics
  • Section 39.3 — Elimination Diet and Food Challenge Test
  • Chapter 40 — Lung Function Tests
  • Chapter 41 — Allergy Medications and Therapies
  • Section 41.1 — Allergy Medications Overview
  • Section 41.2 — Antihistamines
  • Section 41.3 — Decongestants
  • Section 41.4 — Corticosteroids
  • Section 41.5 — Leukotriene Modifiers
  • Section 41.6 — Treatment for Living with Food Allergy
  • Section 41.7 — Therapies for Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
  • Section 41.8 — Epinephrine Injections for Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions
  • Section 41.9 — Anti Immunoglobulin E Therapy
  • Section 41.10 — Allergy Shots (Immunotherapy) and Allergy Drops for Adults and Children
  • Chapter 42 — Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for Allergies
  • Section 42.1 — CAM to Treat Allergies
  • Section 42.2 — Probiotics as a Complementary Health Approach
  • Section 42.3 — Saline Nasal Sprays and Irrigation
  • Part VI: Avoiding Allergy Triggers and Preventing Symptoms
  • Chapter 43 — A Guide to Indoor Air Quality
  • Section 43.1 — Indoor Air Quality in Your Home
  • Section 43.2 — A Look at Source-Specific Controls
  • Section 43.3 — Household Products
  • Section 43.4 — What about Carpets?
  • Section 43.5 — When Building a New Home
  • Section 43.6 — Do You Suspect Your Office Has an Indoor Air Problem?
  • Chapter 44 — Improving Indoor Air Quality and Reducing Environmental Triggers
  • Chapter 45 — Guide to Air Cleaners in the Home
  • Chapter 46 — Cleaning up Mold in Your Home
  • Chapter 47 — Asthma and Physical Activity in School Settings
  • Chapter 48 — Controlling Seasonal Allergies
  • Chapter 49 — Preventing Allergy Symptoms during Travel
  • Chapter 50 — Preventing Food Allergies during Pregnancy/Breastfeeding
  • Chapter 51 — Avoiding Skin Allergies: Choosing Safe Cosmetics
  • Section 51.1 — Hypoallergenic Cosmetics
  • Section 51.2 — Cosmetics: Tips for Women
  • Section 51.3 — Using Nail Care Products
  • Part VII: Additional Help and Information
  • Chapter 52 — Glossary of Terms Related to Allergies and the Immune System
  • Chapter 53 — Directory of Organizations That Provide Information about Allergies
  • Chapter 54 — Directory of Websites for People with Food Allergies