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Beverley Bostock-Cox
British Journal of Community Nursing, Vol. 17, Iss. 7, 05 Jul 2012, pp 302 - 308

Allergic disease and its symptoms, whether seasonal or perennial, can have a significant impact on individuals' quality of life. Asthma, allergic rhinitis, eczema, urticaria and food allergy are among the common allergies that nurses may encounter in the community. This article discusses the causes of allergic disease, the importance of considering allergen avoidance, and the alternative treatment options available.

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