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Hay Fever and Allergies

This eBook addressed the real causes of seasonal allergies like hay fever and other irritating health problems, and provides more informed solutions based on recent research into how to stop allergies at the system level. It doesn't take much now to be able to get rid of allergies, without having to see a doctor, pay huge medical and pharmaceutical bills, or fill your body with chemicals that do more harm than good to your system. However, if you are a doctor or run a clinic of any kind, you can learn things that you can apply to your own clinic to provide maximum benefit to you and your patients. Keep yourself informed with real research! When you find the underlying causes of allergic rhinitis (the medical term for hay fever) you will be far more informed on how to fight this in your own body. Take the natural way to heal yourself!

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Hayfever on the increase

In the UK, it has been shown that the number of people consulting their doctors for seasonal hayfever almost doubled between 1970 and 1981. The increase is still continuing and is occurring in all age groups, but between 1961 and 1985 records on the content of the air over Central London have shown a decline in the cumulative grass pollen count. This is largely because fewer farmers make hay these days, and the grass is cut for silage before it flowers to produce pollen. The sown pastures are of ryegrass (Lolium) which is a poor pollen producer compared with the previously sown cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata) and timothy grass (Pleutn pratense). These grasses may be seen pollinating in the summer along uncropped roadside verges. A decline in pollen concentration during the last two decades has been accompanied by an increase in air pollution. Hayfever is common, according to the Japanese, in people living near motorways. When pollen grains are collected from industrial areas it can be...

Treatment of rhinitis

Specific injection treatment is indicated when symptomatic treatment is not giving enough help, especially when symptoms arc increasing in severity with time. The UK was the first to use this method of treatment in 1911, but since 1986 because the Committee on the Safety of Medicines decided that the treatment was both dangerous and also ineffective, their recommendations mean that the UK has virtually ceased to use this form of treatment. The pros and cons of such treatment have been well-reviewed in debate (Kay, 1989). More recently it has been shown that immunotherapy in a double-blind controlled trial does give benefit in severe summer hayfever uncontrolled by antiallergic drugs. In such studies it could be shown that immunotherapy may act by altering the TH2-TM1 balance in favor of TM I responses. There is also a marked increase in interferon y (IFNy) mRNA expressing T cells which correlates with the beneficial clinical response to immunotherapy. Also IFNy has the potential ro...

Diagnostic Tests Skin Prick Tests

Skin prick tests are mainly used in research studies. The results of skin tests cannot be taken alone, and standard textbooks on allergy acknowledge that ''the proper interpretation of results requires a thorough knowledge of the history and physical findings.'' The problems in clinical practice are, for example, whether or not a subject with atopic disease (eczema, asthma, or hay fever) or symptoms suggestive of food intolerance will benefit from attempts to avoid certain foods or food additives. However, skin prick test results are unreliable predictors of response to such measures.

Type I hypersensitivity

Reinjcction of fish antigen immediately triggered a wheal and a flare at the site of reinjection. This observation goes back to 1921. It is surprising that the term allergy or atopy (altered reactivity) has become synonymous with a type I hypersensitivity only in more recent times when the term 'allergen' was introduced for proteins and chemicals responsible for this reaction, and the term 'anaphylaxis' was established for the resulting generalized immune reaction. The localized form of anaphylaxis is exemplified by hay fever, asthma, eczema and urticaria (skin wheals). The systemic anaphylaxis characterized by sudden shock and dyspnea, frequently leading to death, occurs in extremely sensitive individuals.

Biological functions of IgE

On the whole, allergy is a concern in the more highly industrialized parts of the world, where immunology is mainly practised and where intensive efforts are being made to understand the 'pathogenesis' of allergy. Allergic conditions include hayfever or rhinitis (the most common), asthma, atopic dermatitis, food allergy and allergic uveitis (affecting the eyes). Anaphylactic shock is the only manifestation of the response that is systemic in nature, and thus differs from the others, which predominantly affect single organs. There has been an alarming increase, corresponding to a 10-year doubling rate, in the incidence of allergic disease in the industrialized parts of the world over the last few decades. Now one in five adults suffers from some form of allergy and a similar proportion of children suffer from asthma. IgE is implicated in the pathogenesis of allergy, as a key component in both the afferent (by way of dendritic cells and B cells) and the efferent (by way of mast cells...

Immediate and Nonimmediate Reactions to Contrast Media

Although the majority of anaphylactoid reactions occur unpredictably, certain risk factors have been well documented. Even though these reactions are not true allergic reactions, patients with a history of a previous adverse response to contrast material have a risk of subsequent reaction that is three- to fourfold greater than the general population (Katayama et al. 1990 Morcos and Thomsen 2001). Other important risk factors include asthma and a history of atopy, including hay fever and food allergies (Morcos and Thomsen 2001 Shehadi 1982). In addition, patients treated with -adrenergic blockers and interleukin-2 are at increased risk of acute adverse reactions to CM (Thom-sen and Morcos 2004 Morcos 2005).

Diagnostic Tests and Risk Factors

Generally, all patients with a history of asthma or atopy (including hay fever and food allergies) have an increased risk of anaphylactic anaphylactoid reactions in the perioperative interval. Risk factors have been clearly demonstrated for two major allergens commonly found in hospital 1. Although reactions to iodinated radiographic CM are not true allergic ones, patients with a history of a previous reaction to contrast material have a three-to fourfold greater risk of subsequent reaction than the general population (Katayama et al. 1990 Mor-cos and Thomsen 2001). Other important risk factors include asthma and a history of atopy, including hay fever and food allergies, increasing the risk of anaphylaxis eight- to tenfold (Morcos and Thomsen 2001 Shehadi 1982). In addition, patients treated with -adrenergic blockers and interleukin-2 are at increased risk of acute adverse reactions to CM (Thomsen et al. 2004 Morcos 2005) (see Sect. 4.7).

Definition and diagnostic criteria

Atopic eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterised by an itchy red rash that favours the skin creases such as the folds of the elbows, behind the knees and around the neck. The morphology of the eczema lesions themselves varies in appearance from vesicles to gross lichenification on a background of poorly demarcated redness. Other features such as crusting, scaling, cracking and swelling of the skin can occur.1 Atopic eczema is associated with other atopic diseases such as hay fever and asthma. People with atopic eczema also have a tendency to dry skin, which makes them vulnerable to the drying effects of soaps.

Cultivating Ferns

Ferns today are the garden's graceful greenery. They are flowerless plants, reproducing by spores (which incidentally do not cause hay fever) rather than seeds. (The asparagus fern with its little white flowers and red berries is actually a member of the lily family.) So we grow them for their elegant foliage of varying heights, shapes, and textures with an ornamental foliar structure that varies from the simple strap-shaped fronds of the Hart's tongue fern (Phyllitis scolopendrium) to the plumose froth of the finely divided British Polystichum setiferum cultivars. While newly planted ferns must be kept moist, established ferns are a low-maintenance delight and, despite their delicate appearance, are tough. Look for rhododendrons to curl and the grass to brown before your ferns will signal trouble. They bring as their gift to the garden the serenity of forest woodlands, peace in a shady nook, and the ability to give a unifying green calm to a colorful garden palette.

Allergens

The modern history of 'allergens' dates back to 1873, when Charles Blackley showed that wind-borne pollen grains caused the symptoms of June hayfever and that aqueous pollen extracts caused immediate wheal and flare reactions when scratched into the skin of a hayfever sufferer (himself). At the turn of the century, the causative agents of this Showed that windborne pollen grains caused hayfever and that pollen extracts caused wheal and flare reactions when 'scratched' into the skin Defined 'allergy' as supersensitivity to foreign antigens or 'allergens Used desensitizing injections of pollen extracts ('pollen toxin') to treat hayfever Demonstrated familial inheritance of hayfever asthma, i.e. a genetic trait Passive transfer of immediate skin test reactivity using serum from an allergic patient (the P-K test) ingestion of foods, was associated with the clinical symptoms of hayfever, asthma, atopic dermatitis or food allergy, and that these conditions affected 10-20 of the population....

Immune response

Patients and there is also evidence to suggest that the affinity for these IgG antibodies is lower. In hayfever patients, IgE antibodies to pollen allergens can account for a significant proportion (> 20 ) of the total IgE. IgE antibody responses to food allergens develop within the first few months of life, whereas antibody responses to inhaled allergens develop over the first 2-3 years of infancy. IgG antibody levels rise (up to 50-fold) in patients being treated by immunotherapy using aqueous allergen extracts. A rise in IgG antibody correlates with clinical efficacy in patients with insect venom allergy, but is not significantly associated with clinical improvement with inhaled allergens. Allergic diseases such as hayfever, asthma and atopic dermatitis affect 10-20 of the population. Asthma is the most common chronic disease of children in Western countries and the prevalence of the disease has been increasing. Over the past 5-10 years, the clinical significance of allergens in...

Basis of atopy

The incidence of allergic diseases (hay fever, asthma and eczema) in the population is increasing, possibly caused by increased exposure to indoor allergens, or by the adjuvant effect of atmospheric pollutants such as diesel fumes, or possibly by dietary changes. Disruption of mucosal surfaces, allowing increased antigen entry and IgE production can occur following exposure to pollutants such as sulfur dioxide or during viral infections. Viruses can precipitate allergic symptoms, especially following respiratory syncytial virus infections in childhood.

Prevalence

Since the 1980s there has been a worldwide increase in the prevalence of asthma in both children and adults. This escalating prevalence has led to significant increases in morbidity and mortality due to the disease. It is the most common chronic respiratory disorder, affecting 3-5 of adults and 10-15 of schoolchildren. Half of the people with asthma develop it before age 10, and most develop it before age 30. In childhood, it is twice as common in boys as in girls, but by adolescence equal numbers are affected. Asthma symptoms can decrease over time, especially in children. Many people with asthma have an individual and or family history of allergies, such as hay fever (allergic rhinitis) or eczema. Others have no history of allergies or evidence of allergic problems.

To Be Psychoactive

Throughout junior high school and high school I suffered from bad hay fever. My family doctor prescribed antihistamines for me. They definitely worked, but they made me feel so bad. Finally, I came to prefer the hay fever. I was happier sneezing than being so depressed and logy. Once, while in college, I took a twenty-five-milligram tablet of Thorazine and I was amazed at how similar the effect was to the antihistamines. I hate that feeling. I managed to get rid of most of my allergies by changing my diet and lifestyle. I haven't taken an antihistamine in years. thirty-eight-year-old man, musician

Rhinitis Allergic

When hayfever is seasonal or environmental, it will almost certainly be allergic, but the first distinction must be made between infectious and noninfectious rhinitis. In both of these types nasal polyps may be present and the patient is often anosmic. Lack of smell (and taste) may be so insidious in onset that only when leading questions are posed from the doctor taking the history may these symptoms be mentioned. In noninfectious rhinitis that is perennial, it may be very difficult to decide whether there is an

Prognosis

The majority of children with atopic eczema appear to grow out of their disease, at least to the point where the condition becomes a problem no longer in need of medical care. A detailed review of prognostic studies reported elsewhere2 concluded that most large studies of well-defined and representative cases suggest that about 60 of childhood cases are clear or free of disease symptoms in early adolescence. However, many such apparently clear cases are likely to recur in adulthood, often as hand eczema. The most consistent factors that appear to predict persistent atopic eczema are early onset, severe widespread disease in infancy, concomitant asthma or hay fever, and a family history of atopic eczema.

Most common foods

The oral allergy syndrome discussed in Chapter 1 solely involves the oropharynx (mouth, tongue and throat). Patients describe the rapid onset of itching of the mouth and angioedema (swelling of the lips, tongue, palate and throat). This is generally followed by a rapid resolution of symptoms. They are most commonly associated with the ingestion of various fresh fruit and vegetables. Patients with allergic rhinoconjunctivitis ('hayfever') associated with airborne allergens are most commonly afflicted with this problem. Care must be exercised when taking the history that these symptoms were not in fact the herald of more generalised systemic symptoms.

Aetiology

Contact irritants are the commonest external causes. Hand eczema caused by such irritants, or mild toxic agents, is called irritant contact dermatitis. Causal factors that are less common than irritants are contact allergens. Hand eczema caused by skin contact with allergens is called allergic contact dermatitis. Ingested allergens (for example nickel) may also provoke hand eczema. Water is a contact irritant and thereby an external causal or contributing factor. Being atopic (a tendency to develop asthma, hay fever or eczema) is the major predisposing factor responsible for hand eczema. There are several types of hand eczema of which the cause or predisposing factor is unknown. These (partly overlapping)