J Rhinol.  2008 Nov;15(2):92-97.

Health Promotion and Prevention of Allergic Disease

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Saint Mary's Hospital, Busan, Korea. Chief123@chollian.net

Abstract

The prevalence of allergic diseases have been increasing over the last few decades. These diseases have become a global public health problem and a burden to health care resources. Allergen exposure in the high risk group is one of the numerous factors contributing to the developing and worsening allergic diseases. Thus, prevention is a very important strategy in treating allergic diseases. This review focuses on environmental risk factors and possible preventive methods in combating allergic diseases.

Keyword

Allergy; Prevention; Environmental factors; Allergen exposure
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