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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.

Preeti Parikh, MD

This video features Preeti Parikh, MD. Dr. Parikh, a board-certified pediatrician affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, is HealthiNation's chief medical editor.

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