Living with allergy

When the immune system reacts to the presence of a foreign substance in the body, it is called an allergic response. A substance such as pollen grains from plants, bee venom, or even food substances that others may not react to can cause allergies. The body fights off foreign substances by producing antibodies. During allergic … Read more


People who are allergic to pets do so because of a protein found in the dead skin cells of animal pets. These dead skin cells are called dander. Many people show allergic reactions to the waste products of some birds — especially the ones kept as pets. These allergy-triggering proteins are carried by particles that … Read more