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A hypersensitive reaction to an antigen is called?
severe allergic reaction
large amounts of histamine released
extreme blood pressure and body temp drop
symptoms of allergic rhinitis
nasal congestion an itching
itchy, tearing, swollen eyes
name 3 reasons why its believed that we have a dramatic increase in allergic rhinitis
increased airborne pollutants
growing dust mite population
poor building ventilation
What is the time period for an allergic reaction to food?
instantly - 3 days
difficult to diagnose
can be confused with viral illness
might be drug intolerance
what are idosyncratic reactions?
not related to known drug actions
which agents reduce the effects of allergic reactions?