It is a hypersensitive response to an allergy to which an organism has previously been exposed causes the release of Histamine and a variety of symptoms including Urticaria, Eczema, Dyspnea, bronchospasm, Diarrhoea, Sinusitis, Laryngospasm and Anaphylaxis
Allergy affects thousands of people’s lives every year; for some, it is a potentially life-threatening disease.
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The source of an allergy-producing substance, the allergy-producing substance itself, is one or more of the specific proteins that make up the substance and provoke the immune response, including IgE antibodies. They are often common, usually harmless substances such as pollen, mold spores, animal dander, dust, dust mites, food, insect venoms, and drug.
Pollen is made by plants. It can be so small that cannot be seen except through a microscope some type of pollen ( such as that produced by trees, grasses, and weeds)
Mold looks like green, black or white spots on plants or on damp surfaces. Mold is spread by particles called spores that float in the air like pollen. It can be found outdoors in soil or a plant, rotting wood, or dead leaves, it can also be found indoors in damp places like basements bathrooms, refrigerators, and window slits.