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Allergy Collection

Allergy, a word that encompasses a world of microscopic wonders and discomfort

Background imageAllergy Collection: Culture of Aspergillus nidulans fungus

Culture of Aspergillus nidulans fungus
Aspergillus nidulans. Laboratory petri-dish culture of the fungus Aspergillus nidulans, cause of aspergillosis and mycetoma

Background imageAllergy Collection: Eyelash mite, SEM

Eyelash mite, SEM
Eyelash mite. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of an eyelash, or follicle, mite (Demodex folliculorum), a harmless parasite which lives inside human hair follicles

Background imageAllergy Collection: Eyelash mite tails, SEM

Eyelash mite tails, SEM
Eyelash mite tails. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the tails (pink) of three eyelash, or follicle, mites (Demodex folliculorum), protruding from a human hair follicle

Background imageAllergy Collection: Dust mite

Dust mite. Coloured Scanning Electron Micrograph (SEM) of a dust mite Dermatophagoides sp. in a sample of household dust. It is crawling among hair, fibres and other dust debris

Background imageAllergy Collection: Daisy in between toes

Daisy in between toes. Foot with a common daisy (Bellis perennis) in between the toes. Photographed in summer

Background imageAllergy Collection: Electron Microscopic Image of Pollen Grains

Electron Microscopic Image of Pollen Grains
A stylised scanning electron microscopic image of pollen grains. Pollen is a fine, coarse powdery substance comprising pollen grains which are male microgametophytes of seed plants

Background imageAllergy Collection: Frolicking Putti (oil on canvas)

Frolicking Putti (oil on canvas)
827480 Frolicking Putti (oil on canvas) by Eybl, Franz (1806-80); 95.8x125.7 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Frolicking Putti. Franz Lefler (1831-1898). Oil on canvas

Background imageAllergy Collection: Among the daffodils

Among the daffodils
Dog among the daffodil flowers on a sunny evening. Ales Krivec

Background imageAllergy Collection: Allergy testing

Allergy testing
State Enrolled Nurse Anna Glendinning prepares a skin patch test to determine causes of allergies. Date: circa 1980

Background imageAllergy Collection: Man with a Cold

Man with a Cold
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Background imageAllergy Collection: Man Coughing

Man Coughing
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Background imageAllergy Collection: Eyelash mite tail, SEM

Eyelash mite tail, SEM
Eyelash mite tail. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the tail (centre) of an eyelash, or follicle, mite (Demodex folliculorum) protruding from a dissected human hair follicle

Background imageAllergy Collection: Follicle mite heads (SEM) C013 / 5120

Follicle mite heads (SEM) C013 / 5120
Follicle mite heads (Demodex folliculorum), coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of follicle or eyelash mites protruding from a dissected human hair follicle

Background imageAllergy Collection: Dermatophagoides sp. dust mite

Dermatophagoides sp. dust mite
Scanning electron microscope image of a dust mite. Dust mites are secondary to pollen as a cause for allergies and they live in bedding, soft furniture and carpets

Background imageAllergy Collection: Wasp sting reaction

Wasp sting reaction. Swollen hand of a 43 year old man next to his other unaffected hand. The swelling and inflammation is caused by an allergic reaction to a wasp sting

Background imageAllergy Collection: Allergy

Allergy Ridden By S.Drowne York Races York Racecorse, York, England 21 August 2003 Date: 21 August 2003

Background imageAllergy Collection: Acariformes, Acarina, Allergy, Animalia, Arachnida, Colour Background, Colour Image

Acariformes, Acarina, Allergy, Animalia, Arachnida, Colour Background, Colour Image
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Background imageAllergy Collection: Microscopic view of Stachybotrys chartarum

Microscopic view of Stachybotrys chartarum, a black mold

Background imageAllergy Collection: Woman holding handkerchief about to sneeze, (B&W), close-up

Woman holding handkerchief about to sneeze, (B&W), close-up

Background imageAllergy Collection: Allergens in trachea

Allergens in trachea. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the surface of the trachea (windpipe) with a number of pollen grains (yellow) attached

Background imageAllergy Collection: Fungal spores, SEM

Fungal spores, SEM
Fungal spores. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of fungal spores on a fruiting body of an Aspergillus sp. fungus. The name for such a fruiting body is a conidiophore

Background imageAllergy Collection: Jesse Lazear, (1866-1900), 1920s

Jesse Lazear, (1866-1900), 1920s
Dr Jesse Lazear, belonged to the american commission and researched the yellow fever Finlay. He was stung by an infected mosquito in September 1900 and died the the following day

Background imageAllergy Collection: Digital illustration of pollinating flora causing allergy-related problems

Digital illustration of pollinating flora causing allergy-related problems

Background imageAllergy Collection: Illustration of tabby cat

Illustration of tabby cat

Background imageAllergy Collection: Illustration of inflamed bronchi causing breathing difficulties in childhood

Illustration of inflamed bronchi causing breathing difficulties in childhood

Background imageAllergy Collection: Illustration of House Dust Mite (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus)

Illustration of House Dust Mite (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus)

Background imageAllergy Collection: Digital cross section illustration of human lung with pollen allergens in trachea and bronchioles ca

Digital cross section illustration of human lung with pollen allergens in trachea and bronchioles ca

Background imageAllergy Collection: Cross section biomedical illustration of antibodies binding to mast cell after exposure to allergens

Cross section biomedical illustration of antibodies binding to mast cell after exposure to allergens

Background imageAllergy Collection: Cross section biomedical illustration of mast cell releasing histamine due to reaction with

Cross section biomedical illustration of mast cell releasing histamine due to reaction with allergens

Background imageAllergy Collection: Vintage World War II poster of a soldier coughing on another soldiers food

Vintage World War II poster of a soldier coughing on another soldiers food. It reads, Cover Coughs Cover Sneezes, Never give a germ a break!

Background imageAllergy Collection: Microscopic visualization of grass pollen grains

Microscopic visualization of grass pollen grains

Background imageAllergy Collection: Microscopic view of Stachybotrys

Microscopic view of Stachybotrys. Stachybotrys is a genus of molds, hyphomycetes or asexually reproducing, filamentous fungi

Background imageAllergy Collection: Surrounding tissue becomes inflamed causing several systemic effects

Surrounding tissue becomes inflamed causing several systemic effects, such as vasodilation, mucous secretion, nerve stimulation and smooth muscle contraction

Background imageAllergy Collection: Antihistamine in histamine receptors blocking the allergic reaction

Antihistamine in histamine receptors blocking the allergic reaction

Background imageAllergy Collection: Microscopic visualization of a dust mite

Microscopic visualization of a dust mite

Background imageAllergy Collection: A person receiving a skin prick allergy test

A person receiving a skin prick allergy test
A person receiving a skin prick test (SPT). An SPT is performed by using a needle to place a tiny amount of liquid allergen just under the skin of the forearm

Background imageAllergy Collection: Microscopic view of birch tree pollen

Microscopic view of birch tree pollen. Birch tree pollen is considered to be an important allergenic tree pollen

Background imageAllergy Collection: Mast cell releasing histamine due to allergic reaction

Mast cell releasing histamine due to allergic reaction

Background imageAllergy Collection: Cocks Foot or Orchard Grass (Dactylis glomerata), Germany, Europe

Cocks Foot or Orchard Grass (Dactylis glomerata), Germany, Europe

Background imageAllergy Collection: Man sneezing in studio, (B&W)

Man sneezing in studio, (B&W)

Background imageAllergy Collection: Woman holding tissue, sneezing (B&W)

Woman holding tissue, sneezing (B&W)

Background imageAllergy Collection: Model of pine pollen

Model of pine pollen

Background imageAllergy Collection: Model of ragweed pollen

Model of ragweed pollen

Background imageAllergy Collection: Yellow pepper, stuffed with mixture of courgettes and grains, salad garnish in front

Yellow pepper, stuffed with mixture of courgettes and grains, salad garnish in front

Background imageAllergy Collection: Pony with equine allergy wearing Sweet Itch blanket

Pony with equine allergy wearing Sweet Itch blanket

Background imageAllergy Collection: SEM of a dust mite

SEM of a dust mite
Dust mite. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a dust mite (Dermatophagoides sp. ). Dust mites are tiny arachnids which live in houses

Background imageAllergy Collection: Eyelash mite, SEM Z445 / 0308

Eyelash mite, SEM Z445 / 0308
Eyelash mite. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of an eyelash, or follicle, mite (Demodex folliculorum), a harmless parasite which lives inside human hair follicles

Background imageAllergy Collection: Dust mite

Dust mite. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the house dust mite, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus on woven household fabric. This mite has eight legs, with the head at lower left



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Allergy, a word that encompasses a world of microscopic wonders and discomfort. In the depths of our surroundings, lies the culture of Aspergillus nidulans fungus, an invisible enemy triggering allergic reactions in unsuspecting individuals. Underneath our very eyelashes, dwell tiny creatures known as eyelash mites, their presence revealed through scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Their tails captured in intricate detail by SEM remind us of the hidden inhabitants sharing our bodies. But it's not just these minuscule beings that cause havoc; dust mites lurk within our homes, triggering sneezes and watery eyes. Even nature itself can be a culprit - who would have thought that something as innocent as daisies could provoke allergies when nestled between toes? Electron microscopic images reveal another source of distress: pollen grains floating through the air with ease. These seemingly harmless particles become tormentors for those susceptible to allergies. Amidst this battle against allergens, we find solace in art depicting frolicking putti on canvas or amidst daffodils. But even then, allergy testing becomes necessary to identify triggers and seek relief from symptoms. Inevitably, there are moments when we succumb to illness - a man with a cold or another coughing uncontrollably reminds us how easily allergies can escalate into more severe conditions. Reflecting on history brings forth Jesse Lazear's name – his dedication and sacrifice during the 1920s paved the way for advancements in understanding infectious diseases like yellow fever but also reminded us of how interconnected health issues can be. So let us navigate this intricate world where unseen organisms wreak havoc while finding beauty among daffodils and seeking answers through allergy testing. Together we strive for better understanding and relief from this complex web called allergy.