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Why are some allergies so severe for some people?

By November 17, 2014 - 11:58am
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There are different levels of allergies. Some people may have allergies, but don't have big reactions, while others can have the same allergies and they can be life-threatening. How are there different reaction levels for allergies?

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Hi Erin!

Thank you so much for sharing your question about allergies with the EmpowHER community! My son and I both are allergy sufferers and so I can really relate to your question! 

It's really unfortunate for those of us who have to live with allergies-thank modern day medicine for providing us options to manage the condition and symptoms! 

Allergies can affect people in different ways from a slight sniffle to not being able to breath thus inducing life threatening reactions. Why is it worse for one and not the other? It boils down to our immune systems.

The connection between "having allergies" is the relationship between the immune system and how it responds to allergens. In respect to seasonal allergies, the allergen is considered one or more of the proteins in a pollen. The immune system will follow a pattern when it encounters the proteins, thus why allergies continue or tend to get worse before better. 

Erin, check out this great article from the EmpowHER community about the truth behind allergies

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