BACK TO :
2 Signs and symptoms
3 Diagnosis 3.1 Skin testing 3.1.1 Considerations with skin
test 3.2 Blood testing
4 Treatment 4.1 Immunotherapy 4.2 Unproven or ineffective
treatments 4.3 Pharmacotherapy 4.4 Alternative therapies
5 Pathophysiology 5.1 Acute response 5.2 Late-phase
6 Basis and cause 6.1 Genetic basis 6.2 Relationship
7 Increasing prevalence 7.1 Increasing use of chemicals
7.2 The "hygiene hypothesis"
8 Common allergens...
1 Types of allergies
2 Common allergens
3 See also
- Learn a few verbs : sneeze, snuffle, snort, itch, feel yucky
ABCs of Allergies
A brief explanation of allergic reactions and the treatments
available. + Transcript of radio broadcast
INTERACTIVE activities :
"A big part of fighting allergies is to stay away from
the things that trigger them.
Learn how to help your child breathe easier with this home
tour and quiz."
Activities TO PRINT :
Allergy (gigglepoetry.com) :
"Alex had an allergy
that no one could explain.
It made him wheeze and cough and sneeze
and moan and groan in pain..."
Rod by Blondie :
"Growing Wild, not in the city
Gave me an allergy...
Another blonde, not from the city
gave me an allergy
And you can see me drinking the poison"
World by John Martyn :
"It's like an allergy with no apology
It saps my energy,and denies my integrity"
by Simon and Garfunkel :
"Allergies to dust and grain
Still these allergies remain
My hand can't touch a guitar string
My fingers just burn and ache
My head intercedes with my bodily needs...
But my heart is allergic
To the women I love"