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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
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
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
asthma
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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