By Mark McKinley


Allergies are a overreaction of the body's immune system caused by specific substances that are very harmful. The overreacted immune system is then making yourself or other people have allergic reactions. When having a allergic reaction many things could feel like there happening you could feel like your tingling or itching in your in the mouth. You may also see hives, you may feel itchy, and you may notice eczema, and swelling to the lips,face, tongue and throat or other parts of the body. You may also notice wheezing, nasal congestion or trouble breathing and abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting. Also some symptoms are dizziness, lightheaded, or fainting.

Causes for allergies

Allergies all start with the exposure to an allergen. Even if you inhale a allergen that you are not allergic to overtime your body senses that allergen as a threat which causes your immune system to break out then making it a allergic reaction then causing allergies.


Treatments for allergies are allergy medicine, eye drops, cream, allergy shots, and nasal spray and many other antibiotics.

Editorial and sub groups

My own reflection on allergies are many people have allergies but there is also many ways to treat allergies as well. The most common allergy in my opinion is peanut butter. The most affected subgroup is the ages between 14-18.
Understanding Allergies