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What causes allergy?

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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
16 doctors agree

In brief: Immune reaction

Your immune system normally makes igg antibodies that recognize foreign proteins.
In patients with allergy, the immune system switches to making a ige antibodies for certain proteins. The ige antibodies act as a detector of the specific protein that they are made to react with and trigger the allergic response when they come in contact with that protein.

In brief: Immune reaction

Your immune system normally makes igg antibodies that recognize foreign proteins.
In patients with allergy, the immune system switches to making a ige antibodies for certain proteins. The ige antibodies act as a detector of the specific protein that they are made to react with and trigger the allergic response when they come in contact with that protein.
Dr. Paul Carter
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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Genes/environment

When genes and the environment interacts, susceptible people develop diseases including allergic ones.
Some environmental exposure such as being raised in a farm environment may reduce the risk in developing allergic diseases, others such as living in a humid indoor environment may enhance it.

In brief: Genes/environment

When genes and the environment interacts, susceptible people develop diseases including allergic ones.
Some environmental exposure such as being raised in a farm environment may reduce the risk in developing allergic diseases, others such as living in a humid indoor environment may enhance it.
Dr. John Chiu
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