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What are the three things needed for an allergic rxn to occur?
Allergy Cell, IgE and a Trigger
What is an Anaphylactoid Rxn?
A non-IgE mediated hypersensitivity rxn
What are the allergic response to an Early Allergic rxn?
Symptoms can start in 30 seconds
Immediate release of: Histamine, TNF-A, Proteases, Heparin
Nasal congestion, Itchy, Runny Nose, Watery Eyes
What are the allergic resonses to a Late Allergic Rxn?
Sympotoms begin 3-8 hours after exposure
Lasts from a day to a month, may be stronger then early rxn
Perperuates the allergy cycle
Inflammatory cells; IL-4 and IL-13, Eosphinal recriutment
What are other conditions releated to allergic rxns?
Asthma, Sinusitis, Otitis Media, Nasal Polyps, URI, Malocclusion, Sleep Apnea
What is the #1 treatment for Asthma?
Inhalation steroids
What are the common symptoms of Asthma?
Cough, Wheezing, Chest Tightness, SOB, Decreased Endurance, Variable Airflow Obstruction, Airway Hyperreactivity
What is the main reason for medical failure in treatment of asthma?
We dont address allergy avoidance, dont educate the patient
What are the four classifications of asthma?
Intermittent (used to Mild Intermittent), MILD PERSISTENT, Moderate Persistent, Severe Persistent
Classification of Intermittent Asthma?
Risk,, Frequency and Intensity of attacks, Greater than 2 or more bursts of steroids per year can be considered persistent Asthma