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...
About 75 percent of asthmatics also have allergies. So that means controlling asthma may also involve controlling allergies--a task that may not be possible without the assistance of one or more allergy medications. Surely you can try to avoid and control them . But these methods don’t work for everyone.
So the next best option is to talk to your asthma doctor about medicinal options. Some of the best options are:
Asthma Controller Medicine . The first step is to make sure the underlying airway inflammation in your lungs is controlled. This will make your airways less sensitive to allergens. It may also make inevitable asthma attacks less severe when they do occur.
Asthma Rescue Medicine . It is of utmost importance that any person with allergic asthma have rescue medicine nearby at all times. You may feel fine now, but you never know when you might be exposed to one of your allergic asthma triggers .
Leikotriene Antagonists . Leikotri...
Alternative Names Conjunctivitis - allergic Prevention Prevention of allergic conjunctivitis is best accomplished by avoiding the allergen, if it is known. In many cases, however, this is impossible since the allergy-causing agents are everywhere nearly all the time. References Bielory L, Friedlaender MH. Allergic conjunctivitis. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am . 2008;28(1):43-58.
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