allergy today 133 (winter 2010)
18 Allergy myths exposed
Far from being a trivial inconvenience, allergies have a significant impact on quality of life and are associated with other medical conditions. Severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) can even be life threatening. Unfortunately, many people confuse myth with reality in the way they view and treat allergies and asthma.
The wet wrap debate
Eczema is a dry, itchy and very troublesome rash that may occur on almost any part of the body. It is caused by the inflammation of the skin and its inability to retain adequate moisture. The mainstay of treatment is keeping the skin moisturised, and wet wrapping is one controversial method.
Down the complementary therapy path
In recent years, more people have been turning to complementary therapies for the treatment of many conditions, including asthma. Before going down this track your decision needs to be based on accurate information and informed, objective opinion.
Latex products are everywhere and anyone can become allergic to them, particularly healthcare workers who frequently use latex gloves and constantly touch products containing latex. People with medical conditions that require frequent procedures or surgery are also at higher risk than average.
Is anxiety such a bad thing?
Most of us want our children to grow into well-adjusted adults who can participate happily in society. When a food allergy is thrown into the mix, anxiety can take over. In some instances, it can become crippling. So how much anxiety is too much?
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Food for thought
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Eczema: wrapped for success
Asthma: going down the complementary path