By Austin Iburg


An allergy is an abnormal reaction by a person's immune system against a normally harmless substance.


  • Itching
  • Watery eyes
  • sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Hives
  • Scratchy Throat
  • Can cause difficulty breathing and swelling.


  • Genetic mutations
  • immune system responds abnormally.
  • Inherited allergy traits.
  • Family members spread it or pass it on to you.
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  • Skin care check
  • See Allergy specialist
  • Have a blood test to see if you are a close relative of someone who has allergies.


  • 1 in 5 people in U.S. have allergies.
  • Annual cost for treatment for allergies in U.S. is 7.9 billion.
  • 55% of U.S. have allergies.
  • Allergies rank 5th among U.S. as chronic diseases.
  • 70% of children with two infected parents will have Allergies.
  • 33% of children in U.S. with 1 infected parent will have Allergies.


  • Avoid the allergyn that gave you it.
  • Avoid certain chemicals.
  • Don't eat culprit food, such as peanuts,as they will cause allergies.
  • See a doctor normally.
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  • See a board certified allergist.
  • Medications
  • Immunotherapy
  • Lots of allergy shots.
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