Allergens are all around us: in the air, on our pets, and in our food. According to USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, accidental exposure to food allergens leads to fifty thousand emergency room visits and causes at least 150 deaths in the United States each year. Some organizations estimate that allergies and asthma affect one in five Americans, and many people suffer from allergies their entire lives. There is no cure for allergies, but you can take steps to prevent a reaction and to control symptoms.
This book provides case studies of people living with allergies and describes the causes, symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments of common allergies. You'll learn that, with the proper precautions, allergies and asthma do not have to slow you down.
|Publisher:||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Series:||USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||14 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Wendy Moragne is a former teacher and writer who now practices as an attorney.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 What Are Allergies? 4
Chapter 2 Diagnosis and Treatment 18
Chapter 3 Allergic Rhinitis 34
Chapter 4 Skin Allergies 50
Chapter 5 Food Allergies 62
Chapter 6 Drug Allergies 74
Chapter 7 Insect Allergies 82
Chapter 8 Asthma 94
Chapter 9 Living with Allergies 106
Selected Bibliography 122
Further Reading and Websites 122