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Allergy is a term used to describe an adverse reaction that the body has to a particular food or substance in the environment such as plant pollen, dust mites, molds, insect stings or food. If you have an allergy, your immune system acts as if the allergen were dangerous, releasing a chemical called histamine that causes allergy symptoms.AllergyThere are several types of allergy include:

Food Allergies contain: Food Allergies and Food Intolerance; Milk Allergy; Egg Allergy; Wheat Allergy; Nut (Peanut) Allergy; Fish Allergy; Shellfish Allergy; Sulfite Allergy; Soy Allergy; Casein Allergy etc…

Seasonal Allergies contain: Spring Allergies; Winter Allergies; Fall Allergies; Summer Allergies etc…

Pet Allergies contain: Dog Allergy; Cat Allergy; Besides there are the other allergy such as: Hay fever, Allergic Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye); Hives (Urticaria); Allergies to Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac; Allergies to Insect Stings (Bee Stings); Mold Allergy; Pollen Allergies; Sun Reactions of the Skin; Aspirin Allergy (Salicylate Allergy); Cosmetic Allergy; Nickel Allergy; Drug Allergy; Dust Allergy; Chemical Allergy; Penicillin Allergy etc…

Symptoms of an allergy can include sneezing, wheezing, coughing and skin rashes. The nature of the symptoms depend on how you came into contact with the allergen. For example, you may experience problems with your airways if you breathe in pollen. Although allergies can make you feel bad, they usually won’t kill you.

You need to have an diagnosis to check out if you have an allergy with any kind of these allergies. Your doctor will give you the best therapy depend on the allergy you get. You can have some test such as: blood test or allergy skin test and your doctor will ask you some questions about this problem. The sooner you go to see your doctor, the better you are.

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