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What's the difference between an allergy vs chemical sensitivity?

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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Immune vs Irritant

An allergic reaction involves the immune system reacting to a specific substance and causing symptoms such as rash, itching, hay fever, or asthma.
A chemical sensitivity can be an irritant reaction or toxic reaction that causes direct damage to the skin, respiratory system or gastrointestinal system on contact.

In brief: Immune vs Irritant

An allergic reaction involves the immune system reacting to a specific substance and causing symptoms such as rash, itching, hay fever, or asthma.
A chemical sensitivity can be an irritant reaction or toxic reaction that causes direct damage to the skin, respiratory system or gastrointestinal system on contact.
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