Hay Fever: The Complete Guide: Find Relief from Allergies to Pollens, Molds, Pets, Dust Mites, and More

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, Aug 1, 2002 - Health & Fitness - 360 pages
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A step-by-step guide to understanding and coping with hay fever, perennial rhinitis, and other allergic reactions.

• Helps to determine whether you really suffer from hay fever and how to deal with it on a year-round basis.

• Shows how to lessen your symptoms without drugs and how to avoid reactions in the first place.

• Explains how to minimize the development of allergies in your children.

• Includes appendices on pollen seasons around the world, air pollution, and useful products and resources.

Almost everyone has thought that they may be suffering from hay fever at one time or another. But what is hay fever? And what are the most effective treatments? Hay Fever: The Complete Guide looks at these questions and provides the scientific background on the causes and types of hay fever and related sinus conditions and how to treat them for the most effective results. The authors explore all the issues of respiratory allergies, including the links between asthma and hay fever and the related issue of preventing allergies in children. They also discuss the role of food allergies and allergens and review the common myths surrounding them. The most effective treatments, both drug-based and homeopathic, are analyzed and weighed against one another. Helpful Appendices offer a summary of the causes, symptoms, and possible treatments for hay fever as well as various sources for further information.
 

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Contents

What Is Hay Fever?
1
The Symptoms of Hay Fever?
13
What Goes Wrong in Hay Fever?
25
A Modern Disease
47
Treating Hay Fever and Identifying the Pollen Concerned
65
Diagnosing Hay Fever and Identifying the Pollen Concerned
74
Medicinal Drugs
84
Avoiding Pollen
108
Other Forms of Rhinitis
221
AVOIDING ALLERGIES IN YOUR CHILD
244
Pollen Seasons around the World
255
Particles Droplets and Dust The Range of Sizes
300
Useful Products and Suppliers
303
Medicinal Drugs
333
Getting Additional Help
336
Air Pollution
338

Allergy Shots
131
Alternative Treatments for Hay Fever
141
Understanding CrossReactions
155
Whats in the Air? Allergens and Irritants Other Than Pollen
169
Foods That May Release Sulfur Dioxide
342
Scientific Names of Plants
343
INDEX
348
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Hay Fever: The Complete Guide
Find Relief from Allergies to Pollens, Molds, Pets, Dust Mites, and more

Acknowledgments 
1 What is Hay fever? 
2 The Symptoms of Hay fever 
3 What Goes Wrong in Hay fever? 
4 A Modern Disease
5 Treating Hay fever and Pollen Asthma: Self-Help and Medical Help 
 Diagnosing Hay fever and Identifying the Pollen Concerned 
7 Medicinal Drugs 
8 Avoiding Pollen 
9 Allergy Shots 
10 Alternative Treatments for Hay fever 
11 Understanding Cross-Reactions 
12 What's in the Air? Allergens and Irritants other than Pollen 
13  Other Forms of Rhinitis 
14 Avoiding Allergies in Your Child 
APPENDICES
1 Pollen Seasons around the World 
2 Particles, Droplets, and Dust: The Range of Sizes 
3 Useful Products and Suppliers 
4 Medicinal Drugs 
5 Getting Additional Help 
 Air Pollution 
7 Foods That May Release Sulphur Dioxide 
8 Scientific Names of Plants 
Index 

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