Monthly Archives: December 2014

Oral allergy syndrome

This is a form of cross-reactivity in an allergic person, most commonly between birch pollen and rosacea fruits (these are apples, pears, plums and peaches). It presents as oral symptoms in patients with hay fever on eating the offending fruit. … Continue reading

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Cow’s milk intolerance in children, and other food allergies

Cow’s milk intolerance is a type of non-IgE-mediated allergy. It may present as: Reflux Colic Vomiting Diarrhoea – may be bloody and/or mucousy Eczema Faltering growth (less common) The more symptoms that are involved, the more likely they are to … Continue reading

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Lymphoedema and chronic oedema

There is no clear-cut line between the two. The lymph system is the primary route of drainage from a limb, so drainage may be impaired if the lymph system is overloaded by excess fluid (such as in CCF), if the … Continue reading

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