ALLERGIES

About Allergies

An allergy is an exaggerated and adverse reaction by the body’s immune system to external substances. As soon as the immune system encounters anything that it deems as foreign to the body, it responds by creating antibodies and immune cells. When the same substance is encountered again, the body decides whether to react and how. This is where things go wrong in allergy patients. Instead of reacting slightly or not at all, there is a severe reaction.

What happens in these cases?
On repeated contact with an allergen (a foreign substance), the immune system reacts as follows: it produces substances that lead to an inflammatory reaction of the skin (and sometimes the mucous membranes as well) and initiate itching.

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