Allergy is a hypersensitive disorder of the immune system. Allergic reactions occur to normally harmless environmental substances known as allergens; these reactions are acquired, predictable, and rapid. Strictly, allergy is one of four forms of hypersensitivity and is called type I (or immediate) hypersensitivity. It is characterized by excessive activation of certain white blood cells called mast cells and basophils by a type of antibody known as IgE, resulting in an extreme inflammatory response. Common allergic reactions include eczema, hives, hay fever,asthma attacks, food allergies, and reactions to the venom of stinging insects such as waspsand bees.

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By IBTimes AU

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By IBTimes AU

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By IBTimes AU

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MORE TOPICS: GLAXOSMITHKLINE

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By IBTimes AU

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By IBTimes AU

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By IBTimes AU

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MORE TOPICS: UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED NATIONS, GLAXOSMITHKLINE

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By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

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By IBTimes AU

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By IBTimes AU

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By IBTimes AU

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