An allergy is a sensitivity to a certain substance which, in similar quantity, is tolerated by non-allergic people. The allergen is the specific protein substance that a person is allergic to. The presence of this allergen in the body causes a series of chemical reactions in the immune system which result in individual signs & symptoms. The tendency to be allergic is inherited; the actual allergy is not inherited.
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AAFP: Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis and Urticaria
Description, diagnosis, treatment, and a patient brochure.
ABC of Allergies: Adverse Reactions to Drugs
Clinical review by Daniel Vervloet and Stephen Durham. Includes incidence, risk factors, diagnosis, and management.
ABC of Allergies: Anaphylaxis
Clinical review by Pamela W. Ewan. Includes definition, incidence, aetiology, clinical features, and management.
A look at the condition, its prevention, treating the symptoms and if the medicine has side affects.
Allergies - Everyday Health
Explains how to diagnose, treat and prevent them.
Allergies and Health Information
A guide to food additives and conditions such as asthma, hay fever and celiac disease.
In-depth look at this disorder including general information, environmental problems, food, medical problems, medicines, testing, allergy shots and frequently asked questions.
From the Health On the Net Foundation.
Offers information for patients and professionals.
Allergy information for people who are allergic to dust mites and household pets.
American Family Physician: A Practical Guide to Anaphylaxis
Includes etiology, differential diagnosis, emergency treatment, management, and a patient brochure.
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)
Organization provides free information and education on asthma and allergies, as well as links to regional AAFA groups.
Dust Mites in the Home
Some helpful hints in ridding your house of dust mites. Information from the AAFP.
eMedicine Health - Allergies
Consumer health resource center providing an overview, the causes, symptoms and treatment.
An information and research resource for anyone with allergies, a food allergy, or a food sensitivity and intolerance. Includes complementary therapies, recipes, and health conditions that may be related to allergies.
HealingWell.com - Allergies Resource Center
Medical news, information and articles, message boards, chat, books, and directory of related web sites on allergies.
How Allergies Work
Illustrated guide includes allergy terminology, symptoms, reactions, and causes.
Mayo Clinic: Allergies
Describes causes, treatments, and prevention.
NHS Choices: Allergies
Provides information about allergies and details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
RealAge Seasonal Allergy Center
Learn how to identify seasonal, nasal, sinus, or spring allergies and ease symptoms.
For kids living with anaphylaxis. Includes games, e-cards, user submitted art, stories, and recipes, and resources for schools and camps, including sample policies and activities.
WebMD: Allergies Health Center
Find in-depth information including treatments, triggers, and prevention.
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