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What are allergies?

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Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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Allergies are caused when a person makes an allergic antibody known as immunoglobulin e against a protein.
This protein can be a food, pollen, mold, or medication. Allergic reactions can cause itching, swelling, redness in eyes, nasal passages, skin, GI tract, and in the lungs.

In brief: See detail

Allergies are caused when a person makes an allergic antibody known as immunoglobulin e against a protein.
This protein can be a food, pollen, mold, or medication. Allergic reactions can cause itching, swelling, redness in eyes, nasal passages, skin, GI tract, and in the lungs.
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
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Dr. David Menchell
Allergies affect a small subgroup of the population, whose immune systems become sensitive to substances in the environment that are usually harmless to others. This could be a food, medication or material produced by plants or animals, such as pollen or animal dander and saliva. In allergic individuals, their immune systems make cells and antibodies directed against these materials (usually proteins) that trigger an abnormal response in the allergic person. These reactions can range from itchy eyes and sneezing to hives, wheezing, throat closing and shock.
Dr. Thomas Klein
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Abnormal response

Allergies are abnormal responses to things usually found in nature such as pollens, dust and mold.
The body may produce ige, a specific immune protein, which can cause an allergy to a particular substance also called an allergen.

In brief: Abnormal response

Allergies are abnormal responses to things usually found in nature such as pollens, dust and mold.
The body may produce ige, a specific immune protein, which can cause an allergy to a particular substance also called an allergen.
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Dr. Rita Corona
Internal Medicine

In brief: Allergies/Intoleranc

More and more I am learning that allergies can easily be eliminated or well controlled by healing our gut.
With all our consumption of processed foods, our gut becomes damaged and "sick" resulting in a leaky gut which allows undigested products to cross into our blood which our body sees as "allergens" mounting a response against it. A good probiotic can help this. You would be suprised!

In brief: Allergies/Intoleranc

More and more I am learning that allergies can easily be eliminated or well controlled by healing our gut.
With all our consumption of processed foods, our gut becomes damaged and "sick" resulting in a leaky gut which allows undigested products to cross into our blood which our body sees as "allergens" mounting a response against it. A good probiotic can help this. You would be suprised!
Dr. Rita Corona
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