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Allergies and Asthma. Allergy: Abnormal immune reaction to an ordinarily harmless substance Asthma : A serious chronic condition that causes air passages in the respiratory system to become narrow or blocked. ALLERGIES. Allergen: Substance that causes an allergic reaction Dust Pets

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Allergies and Asthma

  • Allergy: Abnormal immune reaction to an ordinarily harmless substance

  • Asthma: A serious chronic condition that causes air passages in the respiratory system to become narrow or blocked


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ALLERGIES

  • Allergen: Substance that causes an allergic reaction

    • Dust

    • Pets

    • Medications

    • Food

    • Plants

    • Pollen


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ALLERGIES

  • Histamines: Chemicals in the body that cause the symptoms of the allergic reaction

    • Sneezing

    • Water Eyes

    • Rash

    • Hives

    • Nausea

    • Diarrhea


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ALLERGIES

  • Antihistamines: Medicines that help control the effects triggered by histamines


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ASTHMA

  • Triggers

    • Smoke

    • Air Pollution

    • Certain Foods and Medication

    • Cold Air

    • Physical Activities

    • Strong Emotions

    • Stress


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ASTHMA

  • No Cure

  • Managing

    • Medications

    • Inhalers


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