Allergy and Immunology
Bronchitis is an inflammation of the breathing tubes (airways) that are called bronchi, which cause
increased production of mucus and other changes.
Rhinitis is a reaction that occurs in the nose when airborne irritants (allergens) trigger the release of
histamine. Histamine causes inflammation and fluid production in the fragile linings of nasal passages,
sinuses, and eyelids.
Allergies are among the most common heath problems, with more than 50 million people afflicted with
asthma, seasonal hay fever, or other allergy-related conditions each year.
Asthma is a chronic, inflammatory disease in which the airways become sensitive to allergens (any
substance that triggers an allergic reaction).
Asthma and Children
About 6.5 million children have been diagnosed with asthma. Asthma is one of the most common,
serious, chronic diseases among children, accounting for 14 million absences from school each year.
Chronic pain is long-standing pain that persists beyond the usual recovery period or occurs along with a
chronic health condition, such as arthritis.
Contact dermatitis is a physiological reaction that occurs after skin comes in contact with certain
Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin. It actually refers to a number of skin conditions that inflame
A food allergy is an abnormal response of the body to a certain type of food product.
Some children and adults have an allergy or sensitivity to latex/rubber. Effect can be noted when
products made from rubber come in contact with the person's skin, mucous membranes (like mouth,
genitals, bladder or rectum), or the bloodstream (during surgery).
Occupational asthma is a type of asthma caused by exposure to inhaled irritants in the place of work of
the affected person. Symptoms may disappear when the irritants that caused the asthma are avoided.
Occupational Lung Diseases
Repeated and long-term exposure to certain irritants on the job can lead to a range of lung diseases that
may have prolonged effects, even after the exposure ceases.
Sinusitis is an infection of the sinuses near the nose. These infections usually occur after a cold or after
an allergic inflammation.
Urticaria is a condition in which red, itchy, swollen areas appear on the skin usually as an allergic
reaction from eating certain foodstuff or taking certain medicines.