oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Anti-allergy medicines : a review : allergies



An allergy is an exaggerated or abnormal response of the immune system to a perceived threat. This article will take a brief look at allergies and discuss the medicines that are used to treat allergic conditions.

Patients with allergies react to usually harmless substances in the environment, such as dust or pollen. The substance that causes the reaction is called an allergen. Table I lists several common allergens.


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