Allergen - (al-ler-gen)
Any substance that can cause an allergy Allergic - (al-ler-gic )
Caused by an allergy Allergy - (al-ler-gy )
Hypersensitivity reaction Anaphylaxis - (ana-phy-lax-es )
Hypersensitivity or allergic reaction. In severe cases, this can include potentially deadly anaphylactic shock. Angioedema - (An-gio-ede-ma )
A severe variant of Urticaria; can be potentially life-threatening Antihistamines - (an-ti-his-ta-mine )
Drugs that combat the histamine which is released during an allergic reaction Auto Immunity - (au-to-im-mune-ty)
State in which the body’s defense mechanism (cells) mistakenly begin to attack the body’s own tissues Chronic - (chron-ic )
Being long-lasting and recurrent in nature; characterized by long standing suffering Dander - (dan-der)
Small scales from animal skin/hair or bird feathers Histamine - (his-ta-mine)
A chemical present in cells throughout the body that is released during an allergic reaction. Histamine dilates blood vessels and makes the vessel walls abnormally permeable. Its release causes itching, sneezing, increased mucous production, and nasal congestion, skin rashes, besides a host of other symptoms. Hives - (hives)
Another name for Urticaria Idiopathic - (id-i-o-path-ic )
Arising from an unknown cause Immune system - (im-mune system)
The body system, made up of many organs and cells, which defends the body against infection, disease and foreign substances Plasma - (plas-ma )
The colorless watery fluid (part of blood and lymph) in which the blood cells (erythrocytes, leukocytes, and thrombocytes) are suspended Pollen - (pol-len )
Fine spores borne by certain flowering plants Rash - (rash)
Breaking out (eruption) of the skin Wheal - (wheal )
A raised mark on the skin like that produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions
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