Understanding allergies

By Drum Digital
28 April 2014

What does it mean to be allergic or to have an allergy?

Pharma Dynamics’ Allergy Advisor, Dr Mike Levin helps you understand allergies. The doctor answers some questions in trying to make you understand this condition. This is part of the series of questions we thought you might want answered.

An allergy is a type of hypersensitivity reaction (over-reaction of the body to a harmless chemical) that is caused by the immune system.

Allergy plays a role in many diseases, including asthma, urticaria (hives), rhinitis (hayfever or “sinus”), food reactions, drug reactions, eczema and others.

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