Allergen immunotherapy

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  • Informative Speech: The Epipen

    Introduction: I. Attention Getter: Nicole Levin, a 41 year old New Yorker, was leaving the dentist when it happened. Her throat began to swell and breathing became difficult. She could not swallow and she felt extremely nauseous. Levin knew at this point what was happening. She was having an allergic reaction to medication the dentists prescribed her. Frantically searching in her purse, she clutched her EpiPen and she could breathe again. Nicole’s story, found on CNN, published by Jacqueline Howard, on August 25, 2016, along with many other headlines about the EpiPen all indicated that the EpiPen is a necessity for people who face situations like Levin and Mylan, the company who sells them, is a monopoly of this life-saving creation. II. Thesis: Many people are affected by the enormous price hike of the EpiPen. III. Relevance to Audience: The EpiPen is used for treating anaphylaxis which is a life- threatening allergic reaction. According to the 2013 article, “Anaphylaxis in America: The prevalence and characteristics of anaphylaxis in the United States,” conducted by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, between 1.6% and 5.1% of Americans face anaphylaxis. That means it occurs in nearly 1-in-50 Americans and is getting closer to 1-in-20 Americans. For those of you who did not already realize you are a victim of anaphylaxis, you could be or know one of the many who are. Someday you, or someone you care about, could need an EpiPen to treat anaphylaxis and…

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  • 6.2 Risk Score Matrix For Inadvertent Presence Of Allergens

    6.2 Risk score matrix Likelihood of occurrence Severity of consequence 1 2 3 4 5 1 1 2 3 4 5 2 2 4 6 8 10 3 3 6 9 12 15 4 4 8 12 16 20 5 5 10 15 20 25 Risk score: Likelihood * Severity Minimal 1-2 Maintain existing measures Low 3-9 Review existing measures Medium 10-15 Improve control measures High 16-20 Consider stopping activity Extreme 25 Do not proceed 6. 3 Risk Assessment Process Step Hazards Risk Score Control Program NPD / reformulation Introduced allergens Medium…

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  • Nesse And Williams: A Literature Review

    hypothesis for the increase in respiratory allergies was that they could be a result of air-borne allergens, such as dust mites, in unhygienic house. The theory that unhygienic environments caused allergies is based on a study of 120 infants. The study of the infants was designed such that one group of parents was set as a control and were not taught anything about hygiene. In contrast, the other set of parents were taught how to keep their home clean and thus free of allergens like dust mites.…

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  • Asthm The Causes And Symptoms Of

    variable airflow limitation and airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR). The physiological uneasiness in the airways can be variable symptoms like chest tightness, shortness of breath, cough or wheeze. In some case, these symptoms can be mild or even absent, and, on the other hand, the symptoms can be severe and worsen acutely which leads to an asthma exacerbation. (1) Asthma begins in bronchi which can be developed through inherited allergies, atopy, exposure to certain allergens, viruses and…

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  • Ecological Control Research Paper

    Ecological Control Three fundamental treatment choices exist for hypersensitivity sufferers: 1. Sensitivity Medication 2. Immunotherapy (Allergy Shots) 3. Ecological Control What Is Environmental Control? Ecological control requires a touch of work on your part - it's not exactly as simple as gulping a pill or getting a shot - however it is the best treatment for hypersensitivities. In the event that you can control your surroundings and stay away from your allergens, then you won't…

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  • Pathophysiology Of Asthma Essay

    pollution, as well as the chemicals that are used in various occupations. If a patient is exposed to allergens, germs, or parasites that contain bacterial or viral infections this may also be a risk factor. At this time additional research is required to pinpoint which specific role these exposures play in developing asthma (Mayo Clinic, 2014). As previously mentioned, asthma may cause severe complications for a patient and may be life threatening. Asthma complications include symptoms that may…

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