What is Allergy?
[quote align=»center» color=»#999999″]Allergy is a far too much body response when it gets in touch with some enviromental particles.
It is a malfunction of the body defense system (immune system), where substances are targeted as harmful when they are not really a threat to the body.
Every substance able to elicit an allergic reaction is known as an allergen. After the body gets in touch with the allergen, a defense response is started and it is the responsible of the characteristic symptoms of the allergic disease.
The immune system produces in excess a special kind of antibody known as Immunoglobulin E (or «IgE» in short). Every human body produce IgE normally, but the allergic patient over produces it and address it against the allergen(s)
[quote align=»center» color=»#999999″]Atopy is the tendency to develop sensitization and to produce antibodies