Allergies occur when the antibodies your immune system produces react to a foreign substance. When you come into contact with a particular allergen, like pollen or pet dander, these antibodies will treat it as being harmful to your body, even though it is not. When the immune system reacts in this way, it can cause inflammation in your airways, digestive system, sinuses, and on your skin.
What are the symptoms of allergies?
The body’s reaction to allergies will vary from person to person. In mild cases, you may only experience minor discomfort and/or irritation. In more severe, life-threatening cases, emergency room visits are required.
What are the treatments?
Certain treatments can help relieve your symptoms, but unfortunately, most allergic reactions cannot be cured.*
* Individual results may vary.