Respiratory Allergies

Respiratory allergies are allergies affecting the respiratory system, which is the airways from the nose down to the lungs. Common examples of respiratory allergies are Hay Fever (Allergic Rhinitis), Dust Allergies, Mold Allergies, and Pollen Allergy. The person suffers from an allergic reaction to inhaled allergens, such as pollen grains ...

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Symptoms of Respiratory Allergies

Allergies can cause a variety of symptoms such as a runny nose, sneezing, itching, rashes, swelling, or asthma. Allergies can range from minor to severe. Anaphylaxis is a severe reaction that can be life-threatening. ...Source: MedLinePlus (NIH)1 ...

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Complications of Respiratory Allergies

Airborne Allergy

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Types of Respiratory Allergies

Some types of this condition may include:3 Types of Respiratory Allergies:

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Diagnosis of Respiratory Allergies

Diagnosis: Testing for Allergies Knowing exactly what you are allergic to can help you lessen or prevent exposure and treat your reactions. There are several tests to pinpoint allergies:

  • Allergy skin tests—Allergy skin testing provides rapid results within a ...
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Treatments: Respiratory Allergies

Be Smart: Treat respiratory allergy with antihistamines, topical nasal steroids, cromolyn sodium, decongestants, or immunotherapy. ...Source: MedLinePlus Magazine (NIH)4 ...

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Prevention of Respiratory Allergies

Protecting yourself

  • Between 5:00 and 10:00 a.m., stay indoors. Save outside activities for late afternoon or after a heavy rain, when pollen levels are lower.
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Research for Respiratory Allergies

Seasonal Allergy Research at NIH: Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers: In 1971, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) established its Asthma and Allergic Diseases Centers to conduct basic and clinical research on the mechanisms, diagnosis ...5

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References

  1. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ allergy.html
  2. Source: MedLinePlus Magazine (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ magazine/ issues/ spring15/ articles/ spring15pg26-27.html
  3. Source: Disease Ontology
  4. Source: MedLinePlus Magazine (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ magazine/ issues/ spring15/ articles/ spring15pg24-25.html
  5. Source: MedLinePlus Magazine (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ magazine/ issues/ spring15/ articles/ spring15pg26-27.html

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