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What are Allergies?

An allergy is the reaction your body has when it comes in contact with a specific substance. You can experience allergies in different ways such as through touch, breathing, eating or drinking. More than 75% of allergies are referred to as indoor/outdoor. In this video, Dr. Paul Knoepflmacher explains the meaning of indoor/outdoor allergies as well as what is happening to your body during an allergic reaction.

Dr. Preeti Parikh

This video features Dr. Preeti Parikh.

Dr. Preeti Parikh is a Board-Certified Pediatrician with special interests in preventive medicine, advocacy and patient education.

Duration: 04:07 Reviewed by: Dr. Preeti Parikh, Dr. Holly Atkinson Review date: July 19, 2011
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