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ALLERGIES: WHY IS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM BEING SO SENSITIVE?
The allergic response is a type (or types) of hypersensitivity responses that are defined by an overactive immune response that leads to tissue damage of the host.  There are five types of hypersensitivity responses, three of which (Type II, III, & V) are characteristic of autoimmune responses and autoimmune diseases, and two (Type I & IV) that are associated with allergy and asthma.  Type I hypersensitivity is an immediate response triggered within minutes of exposure, while type IV hypersensitivity is a late-phase response becoming activated in 6-72 hours following exposure. For the purpose of this presentation, I will be referring to the combination of these two responses as the allergic response. READ MORE