Allergies and the Hygiene Hypothesis

What activates an allergic response? Allergic reactions are triggered when allergens cross-link preformed IgE bound to the high-affinity receptor Fc?RI on mast cells. Mast cells line the body surfaces and serve to alert the immune system to local infection. Are humans making their personal environments too clean? Is it that we are too clean? The answer may be yes. The so-called hygiene hypothesis has gained …

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Miliaria Treatments

Why wont my prickly heat go away? If your heat rash doesn’t go away after 3 or 4 days, or if it seems to be getting worse, call your doctor. In some cases, heat rash may be caused by an infection. See your doctor if your itchiness is severe or if the rash area swells or oozes pus. Does hydrocortisone help heat rash? Hydrocortisone cream, …

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Yellow Nail Syndrome

What is Onicolisis? Tetracycline. Share | Onycholysis is the painless separation of the nail from the nail bed. This is a common problem. It can be a sign of skin disease, an infection or the result of injury, but most cases are seen in women with long fingernails. Can thyroid problems cause yellow nails? Vitamin or mineral deficiencies can cause nails to appear yellow, and …

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ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography) Overview

What is difference between MRCP and ERCP? MRCP was developed in 1991 and techniques are continuing to improve. A major feature of MRCP is that it is not a therapeutic procedure, while in contrast ERCP is used for both diagnosis and treatment. MRCP also does not have the small but definite morbidity and mortality associated with ERCP. How is a ERCP done? During an ERCP, …

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