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By Hugo Van Bever

The aim of this ebook is to proportion details and data on allergic problems in youngsters with each person, specially mom and dad. bronchial asthma in teenagers are a standard and becoming challenge. From the author's adventure, many oldsters lack right info on hypersensitivity. This has ended in flawed techniques in facing the matter, with a few mom and dad experimenting with every kind of non-scientifically confirmed checking out and coverings. occasionally those remedies will be damaging for the kid. The ebook contains twelve chapters, every one protecting a selected point of allergic reaction in youngsters. the 1st half covers common matters, comparable to underlying mechanisms, allergens, and epidemiology of allergic illnesses. within the moment half, particular allergic illnesses are lined. The booklet ends with issues on analysis and remedy, and provides feedback for destiny study on hypersensitive reaction in little ones. This booklet will supply helpful details to the general public, in particular mom and dad of allergic childrens. according to present medical details, the booklet may also help allergic young ones to acquire optimum prognosis and therapy in their allergic illnesses.

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17 12-year-old boy with severe conjunctivitis (red, itchy and swollen eyes) caused by an underlying house dust mite allergy. more of these other conditions as well. Some of these conditions can be seen as consequences (complications) of an allergic disease, and appropriate treatment of the primary allergic disease will prevent these diseases from occurring. (Fig. 17). It is also indicated by redness, tearing, stinging, or pus discharging from the eyes. A solitary symptom of allergic conjunctivitis can be blinking, and children with the allergy are often referred to a neurologist because of a suspected nervous tic.

BMJ (2004) 329: 486). Interpreting results of gross epidemiological studies has to be done with caution, as diagnostic criteria are usually based on questionnaire studies and not on clinical examination or diagnostic tests. Therefore, the results are very much dependent on how the disease was defined, and on the criteria that were used for making the diagnosis. In most studies, standardized definitions are used to detect the “obvious types” of asthma, eczema and rhinitis. However, we know that a lot of children have less typical symptoms or mild symptoms and, therefore these cases are not labeled as asthma, rhinitis or eczema.

Another symptom of chronic sinusitis is recurrent infections of the throat (pharyngitis). Sinusitis and rhinitis can also occur with asthma, and more than 50% of individuals who have moderate to severe persistent asthma have chronic sinusitis. Conditions related to Asthma Infections of the lower airways Untreated asthma may result in chronic hypersensitivity of the airways and to various infections (Figs. 19 and 20). Children with recurrent bronchitis or recurrent 25 26 Fig. 21 Severe skin infection in eczema.

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