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  • Allergies

    Research on Allergies By Jonas Wilson, Ing. Med. Allergies are exaggerated immune responses to substances that would otherwise be seen as harmless. Allergies rank high on the list among the world’s most common health conditions. They begin when an allergen, the substance responsible for the reaction, causes the production of immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies, which coat mast cells. On subsequent re-exposure to the allergen, IgE reacts and causes the release of histamine and other inflammatory products from mast cells. These released substances lead to several of the signs and symptoms associated with allergies. Patients may have experiences that range from mild and uncomfortable to severe and life-threatening. The hypersensitive reactions…

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  • Essay On Allergy

    When allergy season hits, it also affects the canine breed to various different ways. A Veterinarian visit can alleviate the symptoms with an allergy shot, but there are also natural ways to help relieve the symptoms. Treating a Dog with Seasonal Allergies The two most common forms of allergies pets may experience are food allergies and environmental allergies. As a general rule of thumb, seasonal allergies are situated within the “environmental” category of allergies. Allergies of any type…

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  • Food Allergies

    Food Allergies On the Rise Throughout the past fifteen years the amount of people effected by food allergies has concerningly increased. In a research release in 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 1997 and 2011 there has been a fifty percent increase in food allergies among children under the age of eighteen. Every three minutes a food allergy reaction sends someone to the ER. Why we are not worried? Research estimates up to 15 millions of Americans have food…

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  • Allergy Essay

    Background & Introduction Allergy is an IgE mediated inflammation of the mucosa or skin after exposure to allergenic substances in susceptible individuals. It is estimated to have 150 million sufferers in Europe which makes it the most common chronic disease [1]. In addition to various environmental factors, a myriad of different cells, genes and specific markers and cytokines have been proposed to play role in the pathology of allergic diseases. Understanding the underlying etiology and…

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  • College Essay On Allergy

    would end up with immediate but not sever reactions, such as my mouth would tingle and I would have mild tong swelling, or I would start with mild itching and realize I had a rash down half my body. Try telling people that you are allergic to everything, very few understand. After allergy testing and finding out my blood work showed no food allergies, however I have every outdoor allergy there is. So I was diagnosed with Oral Allergy Syndrome. This not considered an actual food allergy, because…

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  • Allergy Research Paper

    Tips For Living With A Pet That Aggravates Your Allergy Symptoms If you suspect you're allergic to the family pet, you may face the agonizing decision of whether or not you can keep the animal. This is a difficult choice if your kids are attached to the dog or cat. If the pet is considered part of the family, you may decide to put up with your allergy symptoms so he or she can stay with you for life. Even if you are allergic to pet dander, it may be possible to live in the same house with your…

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  • College Essay On Allergies

    and baby bunnies, comes the dreaded seasonal allergies. For myself, this means rubbing my eyes until it looks like I’ve just watched a heartbreaking romantic comedy, sneezing so powerfully that it physically hurts, and itching my nose and giving myself a lovely (insert sarcasm here) horizontal crease. Allergies drive me crazy, but at the same time, I’m amazed at how it works and the reason behind having allergies. When a foreign substance, such as flower pollen in the case of the spring…

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  • Child Allergies

    Child Allergies During the first few crucial years of life, many new things change for a child. A child begins to understand new things, there is an increase in their vocabulary, and they develop the ability to communicate with others. A child’s eating habits will also begin to change. Children can become pickier eaters; they must have a certain food or have that food prepared in a particular manner. As a parent you must be equipped with all of the tools that it may require to care for your…

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  • Skin Allergies

    Skin Allergies in Dogs Are On the Rise If you were to ask your favorite vet, he is likely to tell you that skin allergies in dogs are on the rise. According to a number of recent surveys, as many as one out of seven dogs in the US suffer from some form of skin allergy. To make matters worse, these numbers are expected to continue rising for the foreseeable future. In order for your dog to develop an allergy, he must be exposed to an allergen at least twice. The first time he is exposed to the…

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  • The Epipens: Life Threatening Allergies

    EpiPens are arguably one of the most important devices for those to carry who suffer from life-threatening allergies. Recent issues of price inflations revolving around the EpiPen have been beginning to surface in the media. This certain inflation has made the public more aware of the pharmaceutical world and the loopholes of pricing. The issue of pricing in the pharmaceutical world is nothing new, but is also not very publicly known. Big name companies have been increasing their prices over the…

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