Allergy

Allergens: What Triggers Allergy Attacks?

Most allergic reactions happen when the immune system reacts to a “false alarm.” Normally, the human body defends itself against harmful things, such as viruses or bacteria. But sometimes the defenses violently attack mostly mild things, such as dust or pollen. Other common allergens include animals, mold, and certain foods. Learn more about common allergy triggers here.


 

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Oral food challenges are safe and rarely result in a serious reaction, researchers say

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Take medication before symptoms flare, reduce mold exposure and avoid pollen, allergy expert says

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Many cold, cough and headache remedies contain carbs, and as much alcohol as glass of beer or wine, pharmacist says

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Food sensitivity and intolerance may be mistaken for allergic reaction, even by doctors

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