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Causes of Allergies

Allergies Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Allergies:

Allergies: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Allergies, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Allergies:

Allergies: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Allergies: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Allergies:

Causes of Broader Categories of Allergies: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Allergies as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Allergies as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Allergies. Our database lists the following as having Allergies as a complication of that condition:

Allergies as a symptom:

Conditions listing Allergies as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Allergies. Our database lists the following as having Allergies as a symptom of that condition:

Medications or substances causing Allergies:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Allergies as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

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What causes Allergies?

Causes: Allergies: There are many causes of respiratory allergies and allergens can come from many sources. Common respiratory allergies are due to the inhaling of allergens such as dust, pollen, mold spores, animal dander, or cockroach or dust mite droppings.

Inhaled allergens cause a respiratory reaction, such as sneezing and runny nose. Other types of allergies, such as food, drug, and insect sting allergies can also produce respiratory allergic symptoms. These can be severe and include shortness of breath and swelling of the throat.
Article excerpts about the causes of Allergies:
Normally, the immune system functions as the body's defense against invading agents such as bacteria and viruses. In most allergic reactions, however, the immune system is responding to a false alarm. When an allergic person first comes into contact with an allergen, the immune system treats the allergen as an invader and mobilizes to attack. The immune system does this by generating large amounts of a type of antibody (a disease-fighting protein) called immunoglobin E, or IgE. Each IgE antibody is specific for one particular allergenic (allergy-producing) substance. In the case of pollen allergy, the antibody is specific for each type of pollen: one type of antibody may be produced to react against oak pollen and another against ragweed pollen, for example. (Source: excerpt from Something in the Air Airborne Allergens: NIAID)

Medical news summaries relating to Allergies:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Allergies:

Related information on causes of Allergies:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Allergies may be found in:


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