Allergy Information for Teens, 2nd Ed.
- Author/Editor: Karen Bellenir
- Binding: Library binding
- Trim Size: 7 1/4 x 9 1/4
- Page Count: 388
- Publication Date: 2013
- ISBN: 978-0-7808-1288-8
- List Price: $69.00
Web Price: $62.00
For some people, allergy symptoms are merely an annoyance—occasional sniffles, sneezes, or mild itching. Others endure persistent, more severe symptoms that can disrupt education and relationships, and hinder overall well-being. Chronic symptoms can lead to additional health concerns, such as the development of asthma. In some people with severe allergies, the consequences can even be deadly.
Allergy Information for Teens, 2nd Edition, provides updated information about a wide variety of allergic reactions, including rhinitis, sinusitis, dermatitis, urticaria (hives), anaphylaxis, and other allergy symptoms. It identifies the substances responsible for triggering allergies, and discusses diagnostic tools and prevention strategies.
The book is organized in the broad subject areas detailed below. Please see the Table of Contents for a more complete understanding of the comprehensive coverage offered in Allergy Information for Teens, 2nd Edition.
Part One: Allergy Overview explains how allergies develop and how allergy symptoms are detected and differentiated from symptoms due to other causes; and provides facts about some of the most commonly used allergy treatments, including epinephrine injections for life-threatening allergic reactions.
Part Two: Allergy Symptoms and Complications provides details on ways to identify allergic reactions; identifies signs that may indicate breathing is being affected; and explains how allergies can lead to chronic respiratory illnesses. Other allergic symptoms are also discussed, including anaphylaxis, which can result in death if not treated promptly.
Part Three: Food Allergies and Intolerances describes the differences between allergies and other adverse biological reactions to ingested substances; and identifies the foods most commonly involved in allergic reactions, including nuts, grains, milk, eggs, and seafood. Intolerances and sensitivities to lactose, gluten, histamine, and sulfites are also addressed.
Part Four: Other Common Allergy Triggers focuses on reactions to pollens, pet dander, mold, medications, and certain chemicals, including latex, nickel, and those that are frequently used in cosmetics, toiletries, clothing, and household products.
Part Five: Managing Allergies in Daily Life provides tips on minimizing the exacerbation of symptoms and maintaining an optimal quality of life.
Part Six: If You Need More Information includes a directory of relevant organizations and a list of online and print resources for allergen-free recipes.
- Library binding, 7 1/4 x 9 1/4
- 400 pages per volume
- Authoritative content from respected health organizations; non-technical language and writing style is accessible to young people
- Chapter headings and subheadings break up descriptive text and provide easy navigation
- Standardized callout boxes highlight important information, define terms, or summarize a chapter’s contents
- Tables, charts, and illustrations provide visual aids for technical information and supplement explanations
- Directory of resources with contact information guide further research and identify sources of information and support
- Comprehensive index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts
"Includes teen-centered information regarding the management of allergic conditions/symptoms in daily life. ... An impressive collection of documents and articles from reputable individuals and organizations. ... The information this book presents is of very good quality."
—Doody's Review Service, 2013
"A convenient compilation of material. ... Would be of use particularly to larger public libraries."
—American Reference Books Annual, 2014