What are allergies and why are we getting more of them? - Deepstash
Allergic reactions

Allergies occur when the immune system reacts to environmental substances that are harmless to most people.

Common allergens are food, pollen, dust mites, animals, insect st...

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What are allergies and why are we getting more of them?

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Most allergic reactions are only mild to moderate and can effectively be treated with antihistamines. But other reactions can be life-threatening and require emergency medical treatment.

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Allergies are becoming more frequent in the western world. One in twenty will develop a food allergy in their life, and one in 100 will have a life-threatening allergic reaction.

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Theories for why the number of allergies is rising:

  • Decreased exposure to infections or microbes in early life. This is known as the hygiene hypothesis.

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