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An Introduction to Living with Allergies

This resource has been designed to help patients:

  1. Recognise the common symptoms of allergies and what causes them
  2. Understand symptom scoring systems and their important in the diagnosis of allergy and how well treatments…
Author: AIT Network
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Time to read: 20 minutes
House Dust Mite Allergy

This resource has been developed to help patients:

  1. Understand what a dust mite allergy is, and what the causes and risk factors are

  2. Understand how a dust mite allergy can be diagnosed

Author: AIT Network
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Time to read: 20 minutes
House Dust Mite Allergy

Dust mites are not insects – they belong to the class of arachnids (like spiders). Dust mites reach adulthood within 3–4 weeks. Once mature, adult mites have a life expectancy of between 4–6 weeks, during which time females can lay between 40 and…

Author: AIT Network
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Time to read: 20 minutes
AIT and medication adherence

Allergen immunotherapy (AIT), also known as desensitisation, is an allergy treatment that acts directly on the immune system to rebalance it. AIT can improve symptoms and reduce the need for medications. Tolerance to the allergen can occur once…

Author: AIT Network
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Time to read: 15 minutes
Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma

Rhinitis is the medical term to define inflammation of the inner lining (mucosa) of the nose. Allergic rhinitis (AR) develops when the immune system recognises and overreacts to something in the environment that would not typically result in a…

Author: AIT Network
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Time to read: 15 minutes
Environmental and Interior Pollutants

Today, in industrialised countries, we spend 80% of our time indoors (in our homes, schools, public buildings, offices and means of transport).

However, indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Unfortunately,…

Author: AIT Network
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Time to read: 20 minutes