Teen Health Series: Allergy Information for Teens

Editor/Author Bellenir, Karen
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

ISBN: 978-0-7808-1288-8
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Image Count: 7
Book Status: Pending
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Table of Contents

Provides basic consumer health information for teens about allergies, including facts about treating and preventing allergic reactions and complications, and tips for coping with allergies at home and school.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Part One: Allergy Overview
  • Chapter 1—Allergies:The Basic Facts
  • Chapter 2—What Causes Allergies?
  • Chapter 3—The Immune System And Its Role In Allergies
  • Chapter 4—The Respiratory System And How It Works
  • Chapter 5—Lung Function Tests For Breathing Problems
  • Chapter 6—Patch Tests For Allergies
  • Chapter 7—Allergy Blood Testing
  • Chapter 8—Allergy Shots (Immunotherapy)
  • Chapter 9—Medications Used To Treat Allergic Symptoms
  • Chapter 10—Epinephrine Injections For Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions
  • Part Two: Allergy Symptoms And Complications
  • Chapter 11—Coughing And Sneezing
  • Chapter 12—Allergic Rhinitis
  • Chapter 13—Sinusitis
  • Chapter 14—The Link Between Asthma And Allergies
  • Chapter 15—Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Chapter 16—Oral Allergy Syndrome
  • Chapter 17—Eye Allergies
  • Chapter 18—Contact Dermatitis
  • Chapter 19—Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Chapter 20—Urticaria (Hives)
  • Chapter 21—Anaphylaxis
  • Part Three: Food Allergies And Intolerances
  • Chapter 22—Distinguishing Between Food Allergies And Intolerances
  • Chapter 23—Peanut And Tree Nut Allergies
  • Chapter 24—Wheat, Soy, And Seed Allergies
  • Chapter 25—Milk And Egg Allergies
  • Chapter 26—Fish And Shellfish Allergies
  • Chapter 27—Lactose Intolerance
  • Chapter 28—Gluten Intolerance (Celiac Disease)
  • Chapter 29—Histamine Intolerance
  • Chapter 30—Sulfite Sensitivity
  • Part Four: Other Common Allergy Triggers
  • Chapter 31—Pollen Allergies
  • Chapter 32—Pet Allergies
  • Chapter 33—Allergies And Other Health Effects Of Mold
  • Chapter 34—House Dust Allergy
  • Chapter 35—Cockroach Allergy
  • Chapter 36—Sting Allergies
  • Chapter 37—Medication And Drug Allergies
  • Chapter 38—Latex Allergy
  • Chapter 39—Nickel Allergy
  • Chapter 40—Hair Dye Allergy
  • Chapter 41—Fragrance Allergy
  • Chapter 42—Lanolin Allergy
  • Chapter 43—Formaldehyde Allergy
  • Part Five: Managing Allergies In Daily Life
  • Chapter 44—Learning To Avoid Allergy Triggers
  • Chapter 45—Your Rights Regarding Allergy Medication At School
  • Chapter 46—Using Cosmetics Safely
  • Chapter 47—Use Caution With Face Painting And Tattoos
  • Chapter 48—Nail Care Product Safety
  • Chapter 49—Skin Care Concerns For People With Eczema
  • Chapter 50—Decoding Food Labels: A Necessary Skill For People With Allergies
  • Chapter 51—Vaccines And Food Allergies
  • Chapter 52—Teens With Food Allergies Need To Be Careful About Kissing
  • Chapter 53—Basic Ingredient Substitutions To Accommodate Food Allergies
  • Part Six: If You Need More Information
  • Chapter 54—Resources For Allergy Information
  • Chapter 55—Finding Recipes If You Have Food Allergies