Why Allergic Reactions Happen? Essay

1581 Words May 24th, 2016 7 Pages
The purpose of this research paper is to understand why allergic reactions happen, and what chemicals in our bodies cause them to happen. In this paper, one will read about the chemical inside our bodies that causes allergic reactions to happen, the symptoms of an allergic reaction, the most common allergens, and ways that one can treat his/her allergies.

Chemicals Triggering Food Allergies

We have all known someone in our life that has a food allergy, or maybe even have one ourselves. Food allergies are very dangerous conditions to deal with, and people should know how to go about them. While reading this paper, one should understand the chemical reaction that goes on in our bodies when having an allergic reaction, and should know the symptoms of an allergic reaction if thought to have one. There are eight foods that cause 90% of allergic reactions: eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat, and soy. Growing up, peanut and milk allergies were the most common among my peers. Allergic reactions have some pretty serious symptoms. These symptoms are very easy to identify, and they’re very hard to miss. For example: hives, wheezing, itchy throat, trouble swallowing, or a swollen tongue, are all noticeable and should be taken care of right away. The biggest issue, is that any amount of allergen can cause allergic reactions, and some can actually be delayed. People are finding that they’re allergic to everyday things, as well,…

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