An allergy or allergic reaction describes an overreaction by your body's immune system (natural defence system) to something that is normally harmless. When you come into contact with it, your body treats it as an 'invader' and reacts by releasing chemicals called histamines.
The release of these histamines triggers an allergic reaction, symptoms of which can include:
You may have an allergic reaction to a food or to an airborne substance. Common airborne allergies include:
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Make sure rooms are vacuumed regularly - including sofas and soft furnishings as well as carpets. Use a vacuum fitted with a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter if possible. As vacuuming and dusting might aggravate your allergy you could ask someone else to do the work for you!
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