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By Hugo Van Bever

ISBN-10: 9814273538

ISBN-13: 9789814273534

The aim of this booklet is to percentage details and data on allergic problems in kids with everyone, specially mom and dad. asthma in young ones are a typical and starting to be challenge. From the author's adventure, many fogeys lack right info on hypersensitivity. This has resulted in incorrect ways 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 destructive for the kid. The publication includes twelve chapters, every one protecting a selected point of hypersensitive reaction in childrens. the 1st half covers common matters, equivalent to underlying mechanisms, allergens, and epidemiology of allergic ailments. within the moment half, particular allergic illnesses are coated. The e-book ends with issues on analysis and remedy, and provides feedback for destiny study on allergic reaction in teenagers. This e-book will supply helpful details to the general public, specifically mom and dad of allergic kids. according to present medical info, the ebook will help allergic teenagers to procure optimum prognosis and remedy in their allergic ailments.

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From these studies, it was concluded that a Western lifestyle is associated with the increased prevalence of allergic diseases. ) Epidemiology in allergic diseases: the hygiene hypothesis The prevalence of childhood allergic diseases has increased over the past three decades, commencing from the beginning of the 1980s. g. altered commensal flora) in young children, might be one of the main reasons for the increase. e. bacterial load) can result in a higher risk for developing allergy. Although the evidence for this association is indirect (for ethical reasons, no controlled prospective studies have been performed on the role of bacteria in young children), a large number of observations point to that direction.

What causes allergy? Usually, an allergic reaction is caused by a foreign protein that is harmless to a non-allergic person. ” Almost any foreign protein can be an allergen to someone. The allergen could have been swallowed or inhaled. g. a hamster) or a sting of an insect. Some drugs which are not proteins can also induce an allergic reaction. This is because these drugs (such as penicillin) can bind to body proteins, creating a complex that can induce an allergic reaction. The drug is not a real allergen, and is called a “hapten” (= a small molecule that binds to own proteins, being transformed into all allergen).

Dawn Lim). 4. In specific groups of children with allergic diseases, the prevalence of food allergy is higher. In young children w i t h s e ve re e c ze m a , f o r instance, the prevalence of food allergy reaches 90%. Prevalence of food allergy in asthmatic children is low, and is estimated to be lower than 5 - 10%. 5. 5% of young infants (newborns) show an allergy to cow’s milk protein (60% of these allergies are IgEmediated). 6. 6% of young children. 7. 5 to 1% of children show adverse reactions to food additives.

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