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ALLERGIES AT WORK: OFFICE RHINITIS

March 23rd, 2011

Causes of Office Rhinitis Office rhinitis is occupational rhinitis caused by something in the office environment. The possible causes of office rhinitis are extensive. Common causes include inadequate ventilation of the workspace, cigarette smoke, chemical odors (cleaning agents, shampoos, insecticides, new furniture or carpeting), and indoor allergens, particularly dust mites and mold spores. Sick Building [...]

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DRUGS AS ALLERGENS: ANAPHYLAXIS

April 23rd, 2009

Drugs may be absorbed by mouth, by injection, by inhalation, or by contact. They may be well accepted, or they may cause intolerance or allergy. Intolerance is an exaggerated response to a large quantity of a drug, while allergy is sensitivity to the drug regardless of the quantity used. Allergy to a drug assumes one [...]

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PSYCHOGENIC REACTIONS TO FOOD ARE IMPORTANT IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF FOOD ALLERGY AND INTOLERANCE

April 20th, 2009

Occasionally people develop psychogenic reactions to food when there is no physical response. This can happen if someone becomes convinced that they are food-allergic or food-intolerant without undergoing proper diagnosis. They may decide that they react to particular foods, on the basis of a bogus diagnostic test or an elimination diet that is not properly [...]

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