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What Is An Allergy?

To understand allergies you must know about the immune system. The immune system is the body’s way to defend itself from viruses and bacteria. It protects us from diseases. Ironically, an allergy is due to an overreaction of the immune system. The body learns to react to allergens as if they were harmful. If you have allergies you have a sensitive immune system and your body reacts to harmless substances or allergens like animal dander & dust mites.

What causes an allergic reaction?

Allergens are common substances that can trigger an allergic reaction. Common allergens or triggers are animal dander, mold, grass & tree pollen, dust mites, foods, stinging insects and some drugs.

Treatment Options

Is there a cure for allergies?

There isn’t a cure as of yet. Even though we don’t have a cure for allergies, we now have the best possible tools and treatments available. With the appropriate treatment, you can have a life without allergies. An allergist can help you…