Almond, hemp, oat, soy, and cow's milk: Which is best?
10 Jun 2019 at 5:00pm
As plant-based alternative milks grow increasingly popular, it can help to know how they compare nutritionally. Find out in this article.

What to know about skeeter syndrome
7 Jun 2019 at 2:00am
Skeeter syndrome is an allergic reaction to a mosquito bite. It may involve swelling and a fever. Treatment may involve taking antihistamines or using topical steroids. Learn more about skeeter syndrome, including how to prevent it, here.

What's the difference between expiratory and inspiratory wheezing?
4 Jun 2019 at 12:00am
Expiratory and inspiratory wheezing are sounds that the lungs make when a person breathes out or in. In this article, learn about the possible causes of wheezing and which type is more common.

Are allergies linked to anxiety and depression?
29 May 2019 at 2:00pm
A new study finds a link between different forms of allergies and either anxiety or depression. Future research, however, must verify these associations.

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Allergies

An allergy or Type I hypersensitivity is an immune malfunction whereby a person's body is hypersensitised to react immunologically to typically nonimmunogenic substances. When a person is hypersensitised, these substances are known as allergens. The word allergy derives from the Greek words allos meaning "other" and ergon meaning "reaction" or "reactivity". Type I hypersensitivity is characterised by excessive activation of mast cells by immunoglobulin E resulting in a systemic inflammatory response that can result in symptoms as benign as a runny nose, to life-threatening anaphylactic shock and death.

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