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Injection Desensitisation in Allergy

The only compelling argument in favour of establishing a specific diagnosis in allergic disease is that when the offending allergen is identified, a specific treatment can be instituted.Only two specific treatments are available to the allergic patient - allergen...

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Forget air filters, experts prefer allergy shots.

Allergy and asthma sufferers will go to great lengths to find relief from the sneezing and sniffling, including buying expensive air filters and purifiers.But do they really work?Most allergists say no - or at least not as well as traditional allergy shots and...

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No H1N1 vaccine for Ontarians with egg allergies

Some Ontario residents at high risk of complications from swine flu are unable to get the vaccine against it because they are allergic to eggs.Eggs are used as incubators for the H1N1 vaccine, so Canada's chief medical officer, Dr. David Butler-Jones, has advised...

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People with egg allergy face vaccine dilemma

OTTAWA – An H1N1 vaccine available in Britain for people suffering from severe egg allergies will not be used in Canada because it has not received regulatory approval, leaving thousands of Canadians without a second option for vaccinations.The Public Health Agency...

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How to Prevent Dust Mite Allergies

Dust mites, which are microscopic organisms that exist in dust and dirt, can often cause allergic reactions, with symptoms that are similar to those of asthma and pollen allergies. By taking a few precautions beyond the normal scope of good housekeeping, you can...

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Cold and Flu Season Can Be Worse For People With Asthma and COPD

Horsham, PA, January 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ – While cold and flu season is always unpredictable, this year is already one of the worst to date with flu outbreaks across the nation stemming from the arrival of the H1N1 virus and another wave of seasonal flu on the...

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Lack of vitamins A and C could increase chances of asthma

A review of 40 studies found that people with low levels of the key vitamins were more likely to suffer from asthma than those without the condition.Each vitamin was independently linked with an increase in the risk of asthma, with people with the lowest levels of...

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Dust Mites Covers – For Your Safer House

Majority of people are quite conscious about the cleanliness and safety of their house. This is mainly due to the reason that hygiene and protection are the factors that directly affect the safety and well-being of their dear ones.For this reason it has been seen that...

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Picky Eater for the iPhone Now Available

CookingAllergyFree.com- Ever wish you could take the information from Cooking Allergy Free with you? Now you can! "Picky Eater" for the iPhone (or iPod Touch) has all the allergy and ingredient information from Cooking Allergy Free, and puts it in the palm of your...

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What is an Allergist?

An allergist/immunologist is a physician specially trained to manage and treat allergies and asthma. Becoming an allergist/immunologist requires completion of at least nine years of training. After completing medical school and graduating with a medical degree, a physician will then undergo three years of training in internal medicine (to become an internist) or pediatrics (to become a pediatrician). 

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Standard Dust Mite Proof Mattress Encasing Queen

Pillow Encasings Covers for Allergies

You might think dust mites take up only a little room in your bed. In fact, within 10 years, dead dust mites and their waste can double the weight of your mattress.