CHEM 183 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Allergic Rhinitis, House Dust Mite, Milk Allergy

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About 10-20% of population suffer from some sort of allergy. Richer countries have a higher prevalence of allergies- more exposure to more kinds of potential allergens. Attack of the killer tomato sandwich (salicylates- willow bark, oil of wintergreen, aspirin) Anaphylaxis- circulatory system collapses, rapidly progressing, life threatening allergic reaction. Atopy- genetic tendency to develop the classic allergic diseases, atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, asthma, food allergy (generally can be seen at a very. Eczema- atopic dermatitis- kids with rosy cheeks are more likely to develop things like hay fever or allergic rhinitis (runny nose)- dust, pet hair, mold, pollen --> up to 50% of people may progress to asthma. Hay fever- usually caused by pollen- tiny little protein spheres (what you"re really allergic to is protein in ragweed pollen- most allergies are from proteins in certain substances) Total allergy syndrome- 20th century disease- when someone is essentially allergic to.