Allergies are our body’s unique way of reacting to certain substances that it perceives as potentially harmful, even though they might not pose a threat to most individuals. These reactions are triggered by our immune system, which mistakenly identifies these substances, known as allergens, as foreign invaders. When we come into contact with allergens, our body produces antibodies to fight them off, resulting in various symptoms that can range from mild to severe. Some common ailments that fall under the umbrella of allergies include seasonal allergies, like hay fever, which can cause sneezing, itching, and watery eyes. Food allergies are another example, with reactions ranging from a mild rash to life-threatening anaphylaxis. Allergic reactions can also be triggered by insects, medications, and even certain materials like latex. Understanding allergies through clinical research is key to managing symptoms and maintaining a healthy, comfortable lifestyle.
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