Microbiology: Allergy and Common Skin Reactions Essay

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Influence of Diet and NSAIMs in Allergic Skin Reactions

September 30, 2011
Bio 210-Hughes

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Medications also known as NSAIDs are responsible for up to twenty-five percent of all adverse reactions to drugs. This includes Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and Aleve. Hospitals in India where these studies were done showed that the most common skin reactions were to antimicrobials, anticonvulsants, and NSAIDs. For the NSAIDs allergic reactions could start from thirty minutes to three weeks. NSAIDs are also responsible for anaphylactic reactions. This journal research article explores the impact of a vegetarian versus a non-vegetarian diet on the rate of allergic reactions from these medicines. These reactions are significant because they are responsible for many injures during hospitalization. Vegetable proteins are also found to cause skin allergic reactions. In this study four groups were set up to test the hypothesis that the type of diet would affect the rate of allergy. The four groups that were established were two control groups, one vegetarian and one non-vegetarian. The two test groups were on NSAIDs with group three being vegetarian and group four being non-vegetarian. The groups were about four hundred people. The control groups had not taken any medications for at least three months. The control and test groups was a good representation of the public with different social status, diet patterns, occupations, education, and health care. They were on this experiment for a six months study. During the six months the data was collected. The study showed that non-vegetarian patients taking NSAIDs have a three time higher rate in skin reactions than non-vegetarian control group. The patients taking the NSAIDs and the