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Allergies are abnormal immune system reactions to things that are typically harmless to people. When a person is allergic to something, their immune system believes that the substance is harmful to the body.


Symptoms may include:

  • sneezing
  • coughing
  • irritated eyes and nose
  • hives
  • runny nose
  • itchiness
  • red blotches
  • difficulty breathing

Causes may include:

  • certain food
  • dust
  • pollen
  • medicines

Treatment may include:

  • medication
  • avoiding the irritant
  • managing symptoms

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