Asthma and Allergies

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Orient Publishing, Aug 1, 2019 - Health & Fitness - 160 pages

Running nose and watery eyes, uncontrollable bouts of sneezing, appearance of sudden rash, shortness of breath, tightness in chest. These could be symptoms of allergic reaction, or of incipient asthma. These and other allergic reactions are reversible, if well managed, write the authors, both specialists in the treatment of asthma and allergies.

In this comprehensive and readily understandable book, they explain not only the medical nature of these problems but tell how a patient can learn what is causing his reactions, how to eliminate these causes from his environment and with the help of his doctor, learn which treatment works best.

A special section deals with helping children prone to asthma.

 

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Contents

Understanding Asthma
11
The Asthma Story
13
What is Asthma?
18
What Causes Allergies?
22
Causes of Asthma
26
Types of Asthma
33
Symptoms of Asthma
37
Asthma Due to Plant Pollens
41
Keeping Indoors Clean
105
Exercises for Asthmatics
107
Asthma in Children
117
Asthma in the Elderly
123
Psychological Aspects of Asthma Management
125
Follow These Rules
128
Allergies
131
Seasonal or Allergic Rhinitis
132

Asthma Due to House Dust Mites
45
Asthma Due to Pets
49
Asthma Due to Fungi
52
Asthma Due to Insects and Insect Remnants
55
Asthma Due to Food Articles
58
Can Exercise Induce Asthma?
64
Diagnosis of Asthma
68
Treating Asthma with Medicines
76
Different Ways of Drugs Delivery
81
Use of Corticosteroids in Asthma
88
Treating Asthma with Allergy Shots
94
Importance of Diet in Managing and Treating Asthma
99
Perennial Sneezing or Perennial Allergic Rhinitis
136
Urticaria
139
Allergic Eczema
144
Contact Dermatitis
147
Allergy to Drugs
154
Alternative Therapies for Asthma
161
Recent Advances and Future Directions
169
Are You Prone to Allergies? Is Your Cough Allergic in Nature? Is Your Skin Rash Allergic in Nature?
171
Is Your Child Allergic to a Food? Are the Childs Symptoms due to Asthma?
172
Index
173
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About the author (2019)

Dr O.P. Jaggi, MD, Ph.D, FCCP (USA), FACA (USA) FRAS (LON) was a medical scientist of international standing. Former Dean of the faculty of Medical Sciences and Director of Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, his work on chest diseases won him international recognition, including nomination to American College of Allergy and Applied Immunology

Dr Vikram Jaggi, M.D., DNB is an alumnus of Delhi's Maulana Azad Medical College and is Director of Asthma, Chest & Allergy Centre in New Delhi. He is the author of over 15 books on respiratory diseases and has chaired national and international seminars on respiratory diseases.

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