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Affected by Allergies?

About 50 million Americans are affected by allergies.

For most people, allergies mean itchy eyes and a drippy nose. But for some, allergies cause a whole-body reaction that can be life-threatening. An allergy results when the body’s immune system has an abnormal reaction to a trigger (the allergen). The good news is that most people can control their symptoms with a combination of lifestyle changes and medications. Allergies are typically passed down with the family genes and symptoms begin in childhood. Even though the symptoms begin in childhood, they may not become serious enough to be recognized as a disease until years later.