American College of Physicians Home Medical Guide to Common Allergies

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David R. Goldmann, David A. Horowitz
DK Pub., 2000 - Health & Fitness - 88 pages
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The ACP Home Medical Guides provide concise information on a wide range of health and medical topics. Fully veiled by the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM), each book covers a single topic or disease, providing clear and concise information in a highly accessible format. All are completely up-to-date, with the latest advances in diagnosis, treatment, self-help, and preventive measures, and are illustrated throughout with over 75 photographs, diagrams, and charts. The series is being launched with 14 titles; future topics will include a wide range of medical and general health topics ranging from depression and arthritis to menopause and nutrition.

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Contents

What Is an Allergy?
7
Allergic Rhinitis and Itchy Eyes
23
Asthma Cough and Wheezing
41
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airways allergen allergic conjunctivitis allergic disease allergic reaction allergic rhinitis allergic rhinitis sufferers allergy antibody Anaphylactic Shock anaphylaxis Angioedema anti-inflammatory antiallergy antibiotics antibody antihistamines Aspergillus fumigatus aspirin Astemizole asthma attack attacks of asthma avoid bee stings beta blockers blocked nose blood blood vessels bronchioles bronchitis bronchodilator Budesonide cause of allergic Cetirizine chemicals chlorpheniramine COMMON ALLERGIES common cold contact dermatitis contact urticaria cosmetics cough cromolyn sodium dander decongestants Design Revolution develop diagnosis diarrhea diphenhydramine DORLING KINDERSLEY dose drugs eczema elimination diet Emollients enzyme eosinophils ephedrine epinephrine Epipen exposure FEV1 Fexofenadine Fluticasone food additive food allergy food colorings food intolerances grass pollen hay fever histamine house dust mite However Hypoallergenic Hyposensitization ibuprofen immune system immunoglobulin E increase inflammation inhaled steroids injection insect stings irritant itching itchy eyes lactase leukotrienes levels Loratadine lung lung function mast cells medicine meter metered dose inhaler migraine milk milligrams mite allergen mold monosodium glutamate multiple chemical sensitivities nasal congestion nasal sprays nedocromil nephrine nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs occupational asthma occur Online particularly peak flow peak flow meter Peanut Allergy peanut oil peanuts percent pets poison ivy poison oak pollen counts pollen grains pollution prednisone ragweed rash reactions to food reduce release result runny nose sensitive severe shortness of breath side effects skin folds skin prick testing sneezing sodium spores steroid substances sulfur dioxide swelling symptoms symptoms of allergic terfenadine throat treat treatment tree pollen trigger tyramine urticaria venom wasp wheezing white blood cells

About the author (2000)

Goldmann is senior deputy editor of Annals of Internal Medicine; editor-in-chief of Integrated Clinical Information Resources, American College of Physicians; and Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Hospital.

David A. Horowitz is a professor of history at Portland State University. His books include "Beyond Left and Right: Insurgency and the Establishment" and the coauthored volume (with Peter Carroll), "On the Edge: The U.S. in the 20th Century."

Dedicated to enhancing the quality and professionalism in the practice of medicine, American College of Physicians includes more than 115,000 internal medicine physicians and medical students and is the nation's largest medical specialty organization.

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