Allergies occur when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance such as (but not limited to) pollen, bee venom or pet dander or possibly a food that doesn’t cause a reaction in others.
Your immune system produces substances known as antibodies. When you have allergies, your immune system makes antibodies that identify a particular allergen as harmful, even though it isn’t. When you come into contact with the allergen, your immune system’s reaction can inflame your skin, sinuses, airways or digestive system.
The severity of allergies varies from person to person and can range from minor irritation to anaphylaxis which is a potentially life-threatening emergency.
Allergy symptoms, which depend on the substance involved, can affect your airways, sinuses and nasal passages, skin, and digestive system. Allergic reactions can range from mild to severe. In some severe cases, allergies can trigger a life-threatening reaction known as Anaphylaxis. If your child experiences symptoms due to an allergy, please ensure that you have informed the center of the allergies, symptoms and filled out an Individual Medical Plan