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What are allergies? An unusual sensitivity to a substance that normally does not affect most people.
Why do allergies happen? To protect us from infections.
What are the chances of being allergic, when your parents are? If one parent is : 20%-40% Both parents: 70%
True or False: You have to be exposed to something at least once for your immune system to make you allergic to it. True
When the human immune system senses an invading parasite, it makes a specific protein called? Antibodies.
When having an allergic reaction, what antibody comes to defense? Immunoglobulin E
What do antibodies do? Attach to foreign substances, then activate certain white blood cells.
Most common allergies: Dust, food, mold, and pets.
Medications that can be used to treat allergies are known as: Antihistamines
True or False: Breastfeeding can help prevent or decrease allergies when you feed babies this way only for 4 to 6 months. True
True or false: If someone eats a food you are allergic to and then kisses you on the cheek, you will have a serious reaction. False
Created by: Savaianoj