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Like asthma, allergies have been around since the beginning of mankind. Yet unlike asthma, allergies weren't defined until recently. Still, there are some historical accounts that make us think that allergies, like asthma, were recognized by ancient civilizations.
Perhaps the first known recording of an allergic reaction occurred in ancient Egypt. About 2640 B.C. King Menses of Egypt was reported to have died after being stung by a wasp. Right around this time a Middle Eastern Physician named El-Razi observed redness and swelling of the nasal passages in some of his patients, and what he described in his writings were what we would now consider allergic rhinitis or hay fever. Yet those terms weren't used until the 19th and 20th centuries.
Arnoldo Cantani, in his book, " Pediatric Allergy, Asthma and Immunology ," (2000, New York, page 724) describes how Caesar Augustus suffered from asthma and seasonal rhini...
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Before taking amoxicillin, tell your doctor or pharmacist
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a certain type of viral infection (infectious
Amoxicillin suspension may contain sugar. Caution is
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Families of children with food allergies can tell you that, at times, it seems their whole day to day life revolves around accommodating these special needs. More time, money, attention and medical care is spent on these children, yet in many cases, there are other children in the very same home, watching from the sidelines. I will never forget telling my older son that he was to go to the neighbors when the ambulance came to whisk our younger one off to the emergency room after an anaphylactic reaction. The look on my older son’s face when we returned spoke volumes. He was terrified for his brother and clung by his side for days. Over the years, I’ve heard from many parents who have been saddened or surprised by what they heard from the “other” (non-allergic) sibling. But I believe that these incidents can serve to remind us that our “other” children have special needs of their own. It’s important that we see things from their perspecti...
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