Category Archives: Humanitarian Involvement

What’s causing this rash?

As allergists, we see many patients with rashes of all types.   There are many different causes of rashes, and one type has been in the news lately–a preservative found in many popular wet wipes and baby wipes has been determined … Continue reading

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What is Hay Fever?

Hay fever (or hayfever), also known as allergic rhinitis, is a common condition that shows signs and symptoms similar to a cold with sneezing, congestion, runny nose and sinus pressures. Hay fever is caused by an allergic response to airborne … Continue reading

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How Is Asthma Treated?

Perhaps one of the most pressing concerns for any asthmatic, but particularly the parent of an asthmatic is, “What am I doing to my child (or myself) with all these drugs?” A legitimate concern for everyone dealing with asthma is … Continue reading

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What Causes Asthma?

The exact cause of asthma is not known, but it is thought to have both genetic and environmental components. No matter what the actual cause, it is probably much more important from the asthmatic’s viewpoint to know what activates or … Continue reading

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What is asthma?

Asthma is a disease of increased responsiveness of the airways to various stimuli including allergens and irritants that cause obstruction of the airways.  Constriction of muscles around the airway and inflammation result in swelling of the lining and increased secretion … Continue reading

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