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  • Allergy to latex

    Where is latex found? People who are likely to develop an allergy to latex Reactions caused by an allergy to latex can be sometimes violent Cross-reactive allergies with latex Latex free condoms: some examples Precautions to follow as... Read more

    December 19, 2013 at 09:08 AM
  • Allergy to insects

    Allergies to bees, wasps, hornets Symptoms of allergy to a sting Severe reactions are on the increase Impotant advice Desensitising: the only treatment, which prevent such sever reactions to bee or wasp stings Mosquito allergy How to... Read more

    December 14, 2010 at 04:38 PM
  • Allergy to cockroaches

    Cockroaches are found in humid and warm places containing food: kitchens, ventilation shafts, garbage areas. They can survive for up to 90 days without food. 15 to 20% of allergic children are allergic to cockroaches. This allergy... Read more

    December 14, 2010 at 04:43 PM
  • Food Allergies

    The occurence of food allergies have increased in the last few years, particularly in children. Severe allergies, or anaphylactic responses have also increased recently due to a range of factors. Our eating habits have changed... Read more

    January 29, 2018 at 03:11 PM
  • Sexual allergies, rare allergies and indoor plant allergy

    Sexual allergies Allergies to seminal fluid (sperm) Allergy to wine Eczema by proxy Allergy to the handle of a toothbrush Allergy transmitted by kissing Allergy to house plants The most frequent plants in question Sexual allergies There... Read more

    December 20, 2010 at 04:59 AM
  • Indoor pollution

    Smoking Nitrogen monoxide, NO and nitrogen dioxide, NO Sulfur dioxide S02 Essential advice Volatile Organic Compounds, VOC and formaldehyde Advice Even though they are not regarded as true allergens, pollutants found indoors can cause... Read more

    December 20, 2010 at 05:09 AM
  • Allergy to medicine

    Advice when you suspect an allergy to medicine Allergy to anaesthetic medication Any medicine can cause an allergic reaction. An acute urticaria can occur within a few minutes to a few hours after taking some medicine. All forms of... Read more

    December 20, 2010 at 05:30 AM
  • Consult an allergist

    History Taking Skin prick tests Patch tests Blood testing Provocation tests Other examinations Where does one find an allergy specialist? Allergies are very common and are easily self managed. However, where a persons life is... Read more

    December 21, 2010 at 05:15 AM
  • Allergy treatments

    Allergen avoidance: what you can do Medicinal treatments Anti-histamine medicines Steroid Medication Antileukotriene medicines Local treatments Treatments for asthma Bronchodilator drugs Inhaled steroid drugs Anticholinergic... Read more

    December 28, 2010 at 05:30 AM
  • Allergies and heredity

    It is known that allergies run in families, with a approxiamtely 50% of the population suffering with allergic reactions.. These people, are known as hypersensitive or atopic and produce large amounts of antibodies against certain... Read more

    December 1, 2010 at 04:25 PM
  • Allergy prevention during pregnancy

    Reduce the exposure of the foetus to smoke No dieting during pregnancy, except if specifically recommended Reduce the exposure of the foetus to smoke All pregnant mothers should absolutely avoid smoking. The exposure to tobacco smoke by... Read more

    December 28, 2010 at 05:41 AM
  • Do not delay in getting help

    The facts Making the diagnosis too late Why are patients poorly dealt with? Clues to help you identify your allergy symptoms Only see accredited doctors The facts Allergies are ranked fourth by the WHO's classification of pathologies.... Read more

    December 30, 2010 at 10:29 AM
  • Getting information

    Further information Allergy UK No 3 White Oak Square, London Road,, Swanley, Kent, BR8 7AG Tel: 01322 619898 Allergy Help Line: 01322 619864... Read more

    December 30, 2010 at 10:33 AM
  • What is Alzheimer's disease?

    Evolution Statistics Alzheimer's disease was first described by a German neurologist Alois Alzheimer. It is a disease of the brain, causing dementia which is progressive and irreversible impairment of brain function. Evolution... Read more

    Alzheimer's disease
    May 28, 2010 at 07:57 AM
  • The Brain in Alzheimer's Disease

    Plaques Tangles In Alzheimer's disease, the brain is affected and starts to develop "plaques" and "tangles". The first brain cells affected are in a part of the brain called the hippocampus, which controls the memory. Plaques Nerve... Read more

    Alzheimer's disease
    May 28, 2010 at 08:43 AM
  • What causes Alzheimer's Disease?

    Risk factors Protective factors No one has indentified a single cause for Alzheimer's Disease. It is likely to be due to a combination of risk factors. Risk factors Age - this is the greatest risk factor Family history - there is some... Read more

    Alzheimer's disease
    May 28, 2010 at 08:43 AM
  • The first signs of Alzheimer's Disease

    Is early diagnosis useful? First signs: loss of memory of recent facts Is early diagnosis useful? Early diagnosis helps you plan for the future, and start available treatment. You will also be able to discover advice and support for... Read more

    Alzheimer's disease
    May 28, 2010 at 09:10 AM
  • Symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

    Memory loss: the first symptom Agnosia Reduction in Judgement Language disorders Spatio-temporal confusion Changes in Personality Apathy and Agitation Apraxia Disease Denial The symptoms of Alzheimer's disease are very important as they... Read more

    Alzheimer's disease
    May 30, 2010 at 05:40 PM
  • Memory Loss: Age related vs Alzheimer's Disease

    Differential Diagnosis Forgetfulness vs Alzheimer's Disease More than 50% of people over 50 years old complain of memory loss. These memory lapses are not all related to Alzheimer's disease. Differential Diagnosis It may be very... Read more

    Alzheimer's disease
    May 30, 2010 at 10:02 AM
  • The diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

    A precise diagnosis Where to go if you suspect Alzheimer's disease An under-diagnosed disease A precise diagnosis A diagnosis is usually made by a multidisciplinary team. There are now diagnostic criteria (DSM-IV criteria) for use in... Read more

    Alzheimer's disease
    May 31, 2010 at 07:55 AM