Allergies occur when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance – such as pollen, bee venom or pet dander – or a food that doesn’t cause a reaction in most people. The severity can range from minor irritation to life-threatening. While most allergies can’t be cured, treatments can help relieve your allergy symptoms.
Causes of Allergies:
- airborne allergens – i.e. pollen, animal dander, dust mites, mold
- certain foods – i.e. peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish, eggs, milk
- insect stings
- latex / through skin contact