An allergy or sensitivity occurs when an individual’s immune system reacts to a substance in their environment. Common allergies are food allergies, environmental allergies and medicinal allergies. Symptoms of allergies and sensitivities range from mild itching, running eyes/nose or minor swelling and rashes to very serious anaphylactic reaction. They can be controlled through management treatment including being aware of and avoiding the allergen. Other treatments include medication, desensitization, acupressure, acupuncture, reflexology, and herbal medicine.
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