Allergy Made Simple: For Those Who Are Allergic and for Those Who Might Become So / Edition 2

Allergy Made Simple: For Those Who Are Allergic and for Those Who Might Become So / Edition 2

by Rudiger Wahl

ISBN-10: 0889372543

ISBN-13: 9780889372542

Pub. Date: 07/28/2002

Publisher: Hogrefe & Huber Publishers

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Table of Contents

Things you should know1
Where does the word "allergy" come from and what does it actually mean?8
Are allergies an illness of our times?8
Can allergies indirectly cause death in non-allergic people?9
When were allergies first described?9
What is pollen?10
How much pollen is contained in an ear of rye or a hazelnut tree?13
Can the allergens in pollen be found everywhere?13
How to be informed if you're allergic to pollen14
What is a pollen trap?14
What can the allergic driver do?14
What further help is available?15
What makes your day if you're allergic to pollen and ruins it if you're in the business of manufacturing allergen extracts?16
Airborne pollen: The country versus the city16
Why do people who are allergic to tree pollen suffer in January and May?17
Pollen and the environment17
Pollen allergies and your date of birth18
House dust mites and other perennial allergens18
House dust mites and rock 'n' roll21
Am I allergic?22
What other perennial allergens are there?30
What can you do if you're allergic to house dust mites?31
What can you do if you're allergic to cat and dog hair?35
Allergies in the classroom37
Allergies and insects37
What are allergens?39
What happens when an allergen enters your body?40
How do you tell whether a substance can cause allergies?40
What medical conditions are caused by allergies?42
Job-related asthma43
Baker's asthma46
Allergies and hobbies46
Allergies and fashion47
Allergic reactions to medication47
Allergic reactions to insect poison48
I'm even allergic to the sun50
Animal allergens52
Plants and your apartment53
Who can be affected by allergies?54
Why do more and more people suffer from allergies? The latest theories56
Newer theories - the city/country phenomenon57
Does having siblings decrease the risk of allergies? Another theory59
Allergies and cancer - and something else of interest60
Songs against allergies?60
What do condoms and bananas have in common? (cross-reactivity)64
Allergy to food substances69
Why can't I eat eggs?69
Allergic to alcohol?72
Hidden allergens74
A Newly discovered hidden allergen75
Genetically engineered foods - a danger for atopic persons?76
Pro and contra genetic engineering76
Allergies and perfume77
Exotic allergens77
Allergens in the home - good luck, Sherlock!78
Can animals also have allergies?79
Choosing a doctor82
Allergen extracts82
What do all the numbers mean?83
What are diagnostic and therapeutic extracts?84
The skin prick test84
The rub test85
The scratch test86
The intracutaneous test86
Limits to skin testing86
What other tests can determine allergies? The provocation test86
In vitro methods88
Avoiding allergens92
Hyposensitization - desensitization93
Desensitization - what must you look out for?95
Non-causal therapy96
Postscript 196
Postscript 297
Postscript 498
Postscript 598
Tips for allergy sufferers99
Preventive measures for the bedroom if you suffer from house dust mite allergy99
How to reduce the risk of insect bites100
Hyposensitization: Hints for allergy patients101
Cross-reactive allergens102
The allergenicity of fruits and vegetables104
Biogenic amines106
AppPollen calendars for realists110

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