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What may happen in the body that triggers late onset allergies?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Allergies

It is believed that this is a function of a certain type of cell called the basophil.
It can also be a delayed type hypersensitivity reaction which is mediated by t-cells in the immune system. http://pathmicro.med.sc.edu/bowers/immune%20cells.htm.

In brief: Allergies

It is believed that this is a function of a certain type of cell called the basophil.
It can also be a delayed type hypersensitivity reaction which is mediated by t-cells in the immune system. http://pathmicro.med.sc.edu/bowers/immune%20cells.htm.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: More symptoms

Many allergic reactions are biphasic meaning that immediate symptoms that resolve after a few hours are followed 6-10 hours later by the reappearance of symptoms without additional exposure to the allergic trigger. The symptoms are the same but may be more intense & last longer in the late phase.
Prompt early treatment with topical corticosteroids usually prevent late onset symptoms.

In brief: More symptoms

Many allergic reactions are biphasic meaning that immediate symptoms that resolve after a few hours are followed 6-10 hours later by the reappearance of symptoms without additional exposure to the allergic trigger. The symptoms are the same but may be more intense & last longer in the late phase.
Prompt early treatment with topical corticosteroids usually prevent late onset symptoms.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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