Smoke Inhalation – Part 2

Exams & X-Rays A number of tests and procedures may be performed. Which tests are performed depends on the severity of the signs and symptoms and is at the discretion of the doctor. Chest X-ray If the patient has respiratory complaints such as persistent cough and shortness of breath, a chest X-ray should be done. […]

Allergy: Disease & Symptoms – Part 2

Symptoms of Allergic Disease A variety of symptoms can result from IgE-mediated hypersensitivity and resultant exposure to histamine and other mediators. The most common are allergic rhinitis and allergic rhino-conjunctivitis, or essentially, runny itchy noses and eyes. Symptoms include: sneezing, itching nose, eyes, ears and palate, rhinorrhea (runny nose), postnasal drip, congestion, the inability to […]

Allergy: Disease & Symptoms – Part 1

Introduction Allergic disease is among the most common illnesses associated with indoor air exposure. Approximately 35% of the population has the ability to develop allergies to environmental proteins. In some populations this percentage is higher. For many, exposure to dust mite proteins is the precipitating factor inducing sensitization. In others (for example in California), grass […]