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    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 this price increase can affect you…

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    Essay On Allergy

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    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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    Animal Pruritus

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    of dog owners complained of their dogs having some form of an allergy (Sousa, 2013). Although this is an overall small percent and an even small percent is due to food allergens it is still an important and very prevalent issue. Canine pruritus can be defined as an unpleasant sensation that triggers a desire to scratch, itch, rub, chew, and/or bite at a dog’s skin (Sousa, 2013). Canine pruritus can be broken into two groups, infectious and allergic diseases. This paper will focus more on the…

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    M.G. is a 10-year old African American female presenting to the clinic with her mother. She is clean and intact, well nourished and in no apparent distress. She has been getting allergy shots due to eczema, but the mother wishes to stop them due to lack of improvement in her condition. She had been prescribed with tea tree oils, which she used twice daily until it ran out three months ago. She has also been having daily baths with dove and herbal soaps and bath salts twice a week. She has also…

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    Pet Allergy Overview Over 60% of households owns some type of pet with a large majority of those animals being cats and dogs. Sadly, millions of those pet owners have pet allergies. Pet allergies are typically referred to as allergic rhinitis. You are not allergic to your actual pet but to the protein that is found in their saliva, urine, dead skin, and dander. This protein aggravates asthma sufferers and causes allergic reactions in others. Are There Hypoallergenic Pets? Many allergy…

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    For roughly the past one hundred years the prevalence of allergies has been increasing (Isolauri, Huurre, Salminen, Impivaara 2004). According to Randolph Nesse and George Williams authors of Why We Get Sick the increased prevalence is one of the most worrisome health issues that demands real answers. Nesse and Williams, two leaders in the field of Darwinian Medicine, have posited several hypotheses as to why allergies are increasing. Some of their theories have become refuted while others…

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    causes sneezing, a runny or stuffy nose, and the feeling of mucus going down the back of the throat (postnasal drip). Allergic rhinitis can be mild to severe. CAUSES This condition happens when the body's defense system (immune system) responds to certain harmless substances called allergens as though they were germs. This condition is often triggered by the following allergens: Pollen. Grass and weeds. Mold spores. Dust. Smoke. Mold. Pet dander. Animal…

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    Atopic Eczema Case Study

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    the familiar . Children of persons with atopic skin, subject to dermatitis, or with problems of allergies, likely to develop the same problem. In any case, only a meticulous specialist examination and allergy testing are able to disclose the nature of the dermatitis, and therefore eczema. Symptoms Typically, the ' eczema is formed in susceptible from an early age with a typical course. Between two and six months in infants and before 5 years of age in children older, the skin of the cheeks…

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    Asthma is a chronic (lifelong) lung disease that makes it harder to move air in and out of your lungs. With asthma, your airways' lining tends to always be in a hypersensitive state characterized by redness and swelling (inflammation). It's similar to how your skin becomes red, irritated and sensitive after a sunburn. With asthma, the airways in your lungs are often swollen or inflamed. This makes them extra sensitive to things that you are exposed to in the environment every day. When you have…

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    Atopic Dermatitis

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    The term Eczema is known as a rash-like condition of itching and swelling. The most common form of eczema, however, is referred to as Atopic Dermatitis. According to the article, “Is It Eczema,” Kristen Stewart explains the essential of eczema; particularly the causes, symptoms and diagnosis. The term Atopic refers to a group of diseases that develop according to allergic conditions. Asthma and Hay Fever have been known to be linked to these factors. The cause of this disease are combinations…

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