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Stress Allergy

Are Allergies Increasing?

Allergic disorders are thought to have become more common in North America and Europe during the last 15 to 20 years, and researchers are trying to determine the reasons. In particular, the incidence of the “allergic triad” — rhinitis, asthma and nasal polyps — has almost doubled in many countries since the 1970s. One survey […]

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Who Is Most at Risk of Anaphylaxis

Who Is  At Risk? Roughly 1 percent of the North American population is at risk of anaphylaxis. Near-fatal or fatal anaphylactic episodes are most common among adults, although children may be at as great, or greater, risk because of their inability to recognize and act on the emergency. In children, anaphylactic episodes tend to produce […]

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ADHD, Diet & Allergies

ADHD & Hyperactivity in children is a fairly recent condition that was not diagnosed until recent decades. The reason may have been that no one knew it existed and therefore didn’t look for it:- but that would only account for a few overlooked cases. The fact is that it is measurably on the increase, and […]

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Identifying the Causes of Anaphylaxis

Identifying the Causes of Anaphylaxis

How to Identify the Causes of Anaphylaxis Investigating an attack of anaphylaxis can take lots of detec-tive work, because the cause may be far from obvious. Anaphylaxis can be mistaken for fainting (“vasovagal syncope”), a more familiar but usually harmless event. Fainting is managed by simply helping the person lie down. Penicillin is the most […]

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Late Phase After-Effects Anaphylaxis

What are the “Late Phase After-Effects” of  Anaphylaxis? Even though the immediate signs of anaphylaxis may fade quickly on treatment with epinephrine, there is always a risk of a second, equally life-endangering “late phase” anaphylactictic event occurring within 3 to 12 hours of the first, requiring more epinephrine. If the second wave follows hard on […]

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