The word "allergy" was coined by the Viennese pediatrician Clemens von Pirquet in 1906. Pirquet noted that some of his patients were hypersensitive to normally innocuous entities such as dust, pollen, or certain foods. He called this phenomenon "allergy", from the Greek words allos meaning "other" and ergon meaning "work".
Asthma is a common condition which is increasing in many parts of the world. Good management is the key to controlling the condition. This article gives helpful advice and insight into reducing asthma attacks.