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What exactly is an allergic response?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Allergy

It is an ige mediated hypersensitivity response to whatever is a trigger in your body that causes a release of multiple mediators, with the predominant mediator being histamine.

In brief: Allergy

It is an ige mediated hypersensitivity response to whatever is a trigger in your body that causes a release of multiple mediators, with the predominant mediator being histamine.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Stephen Kimura
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: A reaction

This is your body reacting to what it determines is a foreign protein in your body.
Everybody is "programmed" to react to different things or sometimes none at all. So an allergic response is a protective reaction to what your body feels is abnormal.

In brief: A reaction

This is your body reacting to what it determines is a foreign protein in your body.
Everybody is "programmed" to react to different things or sometimes none at all. So an allergic response is a protective reaction to what your body feels is abnormal.
Dr. Stephen Kimura
Dr. Stephen Kimura
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