Allergies (At Your Fingertips) by Joanne Clough

By Joanne Clough

This guide presents transparent and concise info on bronchial asthma - what they're, how they advance and the way to accommodate them. It covers a wide variety of bronchial asthma, together with bronchial asthma, eczema, dermatitis, hayfever, meals bronchial asthma and anaphylaxis. The consultant bargains solutions to real-life questions requested by way of individuals with asthma; sensible suggestion on how one can deal with bronchial asthma in lifestyle; find out how to take care of a kid's hypersensitive reaction; undeniable English factors of scientific terminology; suggestion on use of complementary cures to regard bronchial asthma; and what to do in emergencies.

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M 38 | A LLE R GI E S: AN SW E RS AT YO U R FIN G E R TIPS Exercise and contact with cats and horses all make my asthma worse. Can I make myself more resistant to these triggers? our general health is important in asthma. If you keep yourself fit, eat well, have enough sleep and reduce the stress levels in your life as far as possible, you are likely to be more resistant to the effects of your trigger factors. However, healthy living alone is unlikely to prevent all your symptoms, and it is therefore vital that you take other measures to control your asthma.

What are the most common diseases caused by allergy? llergy to plant pollens causing hay fever, or seasonal allergic rhinitis (rhinitis is inflammation of the lining of the nose), is probably the most common allergy, affecting about 20% of the population. Asthma is becoming increasingly common, and currently about 15% of all children and 10% of adults are affected. A I know that hay fever is a problem caused by being allergic to pollen, but what other conditions are associated with allergy? uite a few different medical problems are at least partly caused by allergy, and these include asthma, hay fever, food allergies, drug allergies, eczema, dermatitis, urticaria (hives and nettle rash), angioedema and anaphylaxis.

What’s in all these different devices? Do they all work the same way? nhalers are the most efficient way of giving asthma medications, as the drug is delivered directly to the place they are needed (the lungs) by breathing them in. The drugs work more quickly when inhaled than medications taken by mouth and much smaller amounts are needed to produce the same results, which in turn reduces the likelihood of side effects. Even small children are rarely prescribed medications to take by mouth because, with the newer inhaler devices available, even a baby can take medications by inhalation.

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