Allergy

 Allergies can make you miserable, and they can also be serious.  An allergy is the result of the immune system overreacting to a typically harmless substance and can be caused by a variety of substances that you inhale or swallow, or that touch skin.  Allergies can and should be treated to prevent illness and complications.  Physicians who treat allergies are typically specialists in allergy and immunology.

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