ALLERGIES: The Complete Guide To Diagnosis, Treatment, and Daily Management

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Xlibris Corporation, Jul 16, 2011 - Medical - 340 pages
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Fifty million Americans suffer from allergies to certain foods, pollens, animal danders, dust mites and other less common allergens. Although the most common symptoms, from watery eyes to hives, are not life-threatening, there is a substantial cost in health care spending associated with these conditions. Americans spent about $18 billion each year on asthma care in 2009. And of the $19 billion spent each year on over-the-counter remedies, a substantial portion is spent on allergy medications. Now two specialists in allergy medicine reveal how to manage allergies safely and effectively, and live more comfortable, symptom-free lives. Allergies debunks the many myths about allergies and offers long-term help to both seasonal and chronic sufferers. This comprehensive and authoritative resource helps you make informed choices about everything from diagnostic tests to nasal antihistamines and corticosteroid sprays, from homeopathic remedies for poison ivy and insect bites to desensitizing therapies and emergency relief for severe allergic reactions and much more, including: • A detailed evaluation of the most common over-the-counter drugs • How to minimize allergens like mites, pollen and danders in your house. • Useful advice for life threatening allergies such as food and stinging insects. • Allergies and exercise • Allergies and pregnancy • Skin disorders from allergies • When allergy shots are unnecessary • Self-treatment versus traditional care • How to recognize and avoid allergy scam treatments • Allergies in children and the elderly • Plus a comprehensive guide to reliable information on the internet
 

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The authors, experts in allergy medicine, have updated their 1991 guide to discuss the latest advances in allergy relief. Covering all kinds of allergies from hay fever and sinus problems to food and ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 15
234
Chapter 16
241
Chapter 17
257
Chapter 18
268
Chapter 19
271
Chapter 20
286
Chapter 21
294
Appendix A
297

Chapter 6
80
Chapter 7
89
Chapter 8
119
Chapter 9
131
Chapter 10
155
Chapter 11
168
Chapter 12
179
Chapter 13
207
Chapter 14
222
Appendix B
300
Appendix C
302
Appendix D
320
Appendix E
322
Appendix F
329
Appendix G
330
INDEX
335
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