Allergies

By: Nichole Mounce

What are Allergies.?

Allergies are damaging immune responses by the body to a substance like pollen, a particular food, fur, or dust, to which it has become hypersensitive. If someone is exposed to an allergen their body's a series of events create the allergic reaction. They begin with exposure. Even if you have been around it or breathed it in before, for some reason your body may have a reaction towards it.
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What causes allergies?

Exposure causes allergies, if you have inhaled it or been around it before you're immune system can fight back at it. During the time your body is fighting, happens to study the allergen.
Why Do We Get Allergies?

Treatments

Over-the-counter medicine and prescriptions. You can get shots that will help treat your allergic reaction.

What happens to your body when you have allergies?

You're body starts to produce a specific type of antibody, called IgE, to bind the allergen. The allergens bind to the IgE which is attached to mast cells and releases a variety of chemicals into the blood.