Allergies: Questions You Have-- Answers You Need

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People's Medical Society, 1997 - Health & Fitness - 192 pages
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For the Fifty Million Americans who suffer from allergies, here is the one indispensable resource that answers questions on everything from what triggers allergic reactions to the treatments that bring them under control, including: -- What diagnostic tests help rule out other illnesses and pinpoint a specific allergy?-- Is there any way to prevent allergies from developing?-- What are the symptoms of respiratory allergies?-- When do symptoms signal real trouble -- and require immediate medical attention?-- What is the difference between food allergy and food intolerance?-- What are the leading allergy medications?-- How can one decide whether to use a decongestant, an antihistamine, or a combination drug?-- How successful is immunotherapy?

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Written in easy-to-understand language, Hay's guide reviews allergy testing and explains why the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) considers certain ones controversial. There is also a good discussion of traditional treatments and medications. Read full review

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Introduction
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The Immune System and
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Diagnosing Allergy
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Jennifer Hay is Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Canterbury.

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