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Diseases reference index «Allergen»

An allergen is a substance that can cause an allergic reaction. Allergens are substances that, in some people, the immune system recognizes as "foreign" or "dangerous" but cause no response for most people.

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Common allergens include:

  • Bacteria, viruses, and animal parasites
  • Chemicals
  • Dust
  • Drugs (such as antibiotics or medications you put on your skin)
  • Foods (such as milk, chocolate, strawberries, wheat)
  • Perfumes
  • Plants
  • Pollen
  • Smoke

See also:

  • Allergies
  • Allergic reaction
  • Food allergy
  • Allergy to drugs
  • Antigen
  • Antibody

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