Allergic diseases are now extremely common, having increased in frequency over the last 30 years. More than 30% of the total population suffers from excema, hay fever or asthma--which apparently have become diseases of 'modern' society. Severely allergic patients are treated by specialists in allergy and dermatology, and Niels Mygind has addressed this in his previous book, Essential Allergy. Yet most cases of eczema, hay fever and asthma are mild and are often treated by generalists and specialists in fields other than allergy and dermatology. Instant Allergy, an abbreviated edition of Essential Allergy, offers GPs and non-specialists an updated, practical and illustrated text on these allergic diseases. Instant Allergy, therefore, can be read easily and digested quickly.