Atopic Dermatitis

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Definition

Atopic dermatitis which is also called eczema, is a skin condition commonly seen in people with allergies.  Atopic dermatitis appears to be the name used to cover a large number of different skin conditions.  Diagnosis is difficult and generally based upon visible symptoms and medical history of allergies. Continue reading…

Chronic Sinusitis: Causes and Treatment

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Sinusitis is defined as an inflammation, irritation or infection of the sinuses. Sinuses are the holes or pockets in your skull lined with tiny hairs called cilia. Some scientists think the major function of sinuses is to make the skull lighter in weight. The job of the cilia is to move mucous out of the sinuses and to filter impurities out of the air you breathe before it gets to the lungs. Continue reading…

Perennial Allergic Rhinitis

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Allergies are caused when the body reacts to a variety of irritants also known as allergens. When exposed to an allergen the body responds by reacting or over reacting to the irritant. It releases chemicals called histamines designed by the immune system to fight the intruder. Unfortunately the reaction is usually a hypersensitivity and an over reaction which creates the allergic symptoms. Continue reading…

Chronic Urticaria

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 Definition

Chronic urticaria is also known as hives. It is a skin disorder considered to be of unknown origin lasting 6 weeks or longer, hives lasting less than 6 weeks are considered to be acute not chronic It is generally viewed as an allergic response, autoimmune disorder or stress related disorder. The causes of chronic urticaria can be difficult to diagnose with only a few good tests available at this time. Continue reading…

Allergy Induced Asthma

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Asthma is a condition in which the bronchial tubes and/or the lungs become inflamed, clogged with thick mucous and breathing becomes increasingly difficult. Many people believe that the problem is the ability to get air into the lungs, in reality it actually becomes impossible to move the old air out, leaving no room for the new, oxygenated air. Continue reading…

Allergic Conjunctivitis

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Allergic conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye. This is the tissue lining the eyelids and covering the whites of the eye. The tissues of a normal eye will be without swelling and have a generally white eyeball. When someone has allergic conjunctivitis the lids are swollen and angry looking and the whites of the eye are red and bloodshot. Continue reading…

Anaphylaxis – definition and treatment

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People with allergies can have a variety of reactions to their allergens. Along the most extreme lines are the anaphylactic responses. Although anaphylactic reactions can be mild, the term is generally used in regards to the severe and life threatening reactions that can happen in relation to an allergen. Continue reading…