Got Allergies? By: Courtney Johnson & Maddie Prosniewski

What are Allergies? Well, allergies are when you have an itchy nose, your nose is runny, or you're covered in hives ( a rash). For some people, allergies are seasonal, but for other people, allergies last the whole year.
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What kinds of Allergies are there? There are food allergies, seasonal allergies, and year round allergies.

Food allergies happen when a persons body thinks the food they are eating is harmful to the body. The top 8 food allergies are milk, eggs, peanuts, soy, wheat, tree nuts (like walnuts and cashews), fish, and shellfish (as in shrimp). When one with a food allergy eats a food that they are allergic to, chemicals release into their body. One of the chemicals is histamine and it can affect the eyes, nose, throat, lungs, skin, or just cause an allergic reaction. With some very severe allergies, just touching, being around, or breathing in particles of the food can cause an allergic reaction.

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Seasonal and year round allergies: Seasonal allergies come in certain seasons. For example, in May there are flowers, which have pollen and can trigger allergies. Year round allergies means a person will have allergies all year long. With this specific allergy, it will be triggered by foods and other things (such as dust). Sometimes having allergies isn't as easy as just sneezing. Many kids or adults have trouble breathing during the fall and spring. When new flowers are blooming and pollen is in the air, it triggers something inside of them causing them to have breathing problems. This really affects someones respiratory system.

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