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What Are Allergies? Your Body During an Allergic Reaction

A doctor explains what makes you sneeze and wheeze.

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. Preeti Parikh, MD, HealthiNation's chief medical editor, is a board-certified pediatrician with special interests in preventive medicine, advocacy, and patient education.

Duration: 4:07. Last Updated On: Nov. 8, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Reviewed by: Dr Holly Atkinson, Dr. Preeti Parikh, . Review date: March 12, 2017
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