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Immunology / Rheumatology / Allergy

■About allergies
Types of allergy:
Asthma Atopic eczema
Food allergy Insect venom
Allergic rhinitis  Drug allergy
Contact allergy (chemical or metal) Urticaria
Common allergens in Taiwan:
Inhaled allergens
Indoor dust
Mold (rosary fungus, condium, blue mold, denatured fungus)
Pollen (hogweed, spinach, red pine, black pine)
Animal (Feather, dog dander, cockroach)
Cotton fiber
Food allergens
Seafood (Crab, shrimp, oyster, clam, codfish)
Egg, milk

Treatment for allergy:

Drug allergy, food allergy, contact allergy (chemical, metal), insect venom, and urticaria can be treated from avoiding the allergens.
Asthma, allergic rhinitis, and atopic eczema can take skin or blood tests to determine allergens and be treated through immunotherapy.

Home care for people with allergies:

 Allergies are mostly caused by its allergens, which are mostly found inside your own home. Also, it is the best to sleep on wooden bed, because spring mattress is a major source for dust mites.

Do not use carpet
Use bed and blanket cover and clean periodically
Do not use towel or woolen blanket, cotton-made furniture, and soft toy
Do not have pets with furs
Use dehumidifier and keep the interior humidity under 50% to reduce dust mite
Avoid eating food that may easily cause allergic reactions

Wuchi Branch Hospital- 886-4-26581919
  ADD:No.699, Sec. 8, Taiwan Blvd., Wuqi Dist., Taichung City 435, Taiwan
Shalu Branch Hospital- 886-4-26626161
  ADD:No.8, Chenggong W. St., Shalu Dist., Taichung City 43304, Taiwan