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Anaphylactic shock
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Anaphylactic shock

Causes of anaphylactic shock and risk factors The severity of an allergic reaction depends on the individual conditions, the route of injection of the allergen, its quantity and the speed of administration. The most serious type of reaction is precisely the anaphylactic shock, which can seriously jeopardize the subject's very life

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Lactose allergy

Allergy or lactose intolerance? Let's start by pointing out that, contrary to what one might believe, the commonly called "lactose allergy" disorder ... is NOT an allergy! But a food intolerance caused by the poor digestion of this disaccharide contained in milk. In reality, the only allergic form that can occur consequently to the intake of milk and derivatives has nothing to do with lactose, since it concerns the proteins of these foods
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MCS - Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: "buffalo" or disease of the new millennium?

What is that Multiple Chemical Sensitivity , in English Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), is a chronic medical condition characterized by total intolerance to an environment, or rather to a category of chemical substances; among the most commonly incriminated are smoke, pesticides, plastic substances, petroleum derivatives, synthetic fabrics, perfumed products and paint vapors, caffeine and food additives (tartrazine, monosodium glutamate), hair dyes and sprays, shampoos and cosmetic ingredients of synthetic origin, especially if derived from oil
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Nickel in food

Nickel Nickel (Ni) is a metal similar to iron that can be introduced into the body through food. Nickel is a widespread element in the environment as it represents: a fundamental constituent of many metal alloys (steel) a volatile element, therefore inhalable with pulmonary ventilation a polluted groundwater, land etc
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Latex allergy

Latex allergy: key points Latex allergy is an abnormal, exaggerated and violent immune response of the body following contact or inhalation of latex particles. Latex allergy: causes In an extremely sensitive subject, direct contact with latex objects or simply the inhalation of some of its proteins (allergens) triggers an exaggerated immune reaction, known as latex allergy
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Latex Allergy - Diagnosis and Therapy

Latex allergy: introduction Latex allergy is a growing health problem in our country, although, unfortunately, it is still quite undervalued. To understand the seriousness (often minimized) of latex allergy, we report a data received from the FDA ( Food and Drug administration ): between 1988 and 1993, the FDA received over a thousand reports of allergic reactions to latex, of which some mortals
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Allergy to aspirin and salicylates

Allergy to salicylates: introduction The allergic manifestations caused by aspirin are very frequent: often, if a person has an allergy to aspirin and salicylates, he is also sensitive to other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), such as ibuprofen and naproxen. It is estimated that around 1% of the population has allergic forms against salicylates, including acetylsalicylic acid: active principle responsible for the analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic action of aspirin
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Latex allergy - Classification and symptoms

Latex allergy: characteristics Latex allergy is a set of allergic reactions triggered by the contact or inhalation of proteins contained in natural rubber latex. In the previous article we analyzed the causes responsible for latex allergies, focusing on the categories most exposed to risk. The main theme of this treatment is the symptoms associated with allergic reactions to latex
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Food allergies and intolerances

Many people tend, mistakenly, to confuse allergies with food intolerances: the concepts, however, are very different, although the related symptoms are, in some ways, superimposable. In this article we will try to shed light on the meaning of "allergy" and "intolerance", analyzing the causes that trigger them, the underlying mechanism, the symptoms and the possible remedies
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Food allergies: causes and symptoms

Food allergy: definition An "allergy" is defined as an exaggerated and violent reaction triggered by the immune system against substances called antigens, to which it is particularly sensitive. Antigens, or rather allergens, are substances that the body recognizes and interprets as foreign and potentially dangerous, therefore deserving of an immune attack aimed at their neutralization
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Drug allergies

Generality Drug allergies are particular types of adverse reactions that can occur following drug administration. Drug allergies are more common than one might think and, for this reason, they are considered a real public health problem. A problem that further increases if we consider that, in many cases, we are faced with cross-allergy situations
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