Allergen

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An allergen is a harmless substance that causes an allergic reaction. Allergens include; pollen, pet hair, dust mites, food (e.g. fruit, nuts, milk and eggs), mould spores, medicine (penicillin) and insect bites/stings.<ref>NHS. (2012). Allergies -Causes. Available: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Allergies/Pages/Causes.aspx. Last accessed 10th Dec 2012.</ref><br>
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An allergen is a harmless substance that causes an [[Allergic reaction|allergic reaction]].  
  
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Allergens include:&nbsp;
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*[[Pollen|pollen]]
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*[[Pollen|pollenpet]] hair
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*dust mites
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*food (e.g. fruit, nuts, milk and eggs)
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*mould spores
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*medicine ([[Penicillin|penicillin]])
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*insect bites/stings<ref>NHS. (2012). Allergies -Causes. Available: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Allergies/Pages/Causes.aspx. Last accessed 10th Dec 2012.</ref>
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Those affected by allergens can develop an allergic reaction. Common symptoms of an allergic reaction may include:
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*sneezing
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*a runny or blocked nose
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*dry and/or red skin
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*hives (red rash)
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*wheezing
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*shortness of breath
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*a cough<ref>NHS. Allergies. 2016.[cited 6/12/17].Available from https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/allergies/symptoms/</ref>
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Latest revision as of 01:12, 6 December 2017

An allergen is a harmless substance that causes an allergic reaction.

Allergens include: 

Those affected by allergens can develop an allergic reaction. Common symptoms of an allergic reaction may include:

References

  1. NHS. (2012). Allergies -Causes. Available: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Allergies/Pages/Causes.aspx. Last accessed 10th Dec 2012.
  2. NHS. Allergies. 2016.[cited 6/12/17].Available from https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/allergies/symptoms/
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