Allergic hypersensitivity is an adverse exaggerated immune reaction to a protein (or allergen) in our environment, and which is normally harmless to the non-allergic person. An allergy may present itself as mild itching of the skin, tissue swelling and wheezing or even progress to full-blown life-threatening anaphylaxis, (anaphylactic shock) and death. "Non-allergic" hypersensitivity reactions are those reproducible adverse reactions that do not involve the immune system (previously called intolerances). Diarrhea triggered by lactose (cow's milk sugar) intolerance is a good example of a non-allergic hypersensitivity (or food intolerance reaction).
The average initial allergy consultation lasts 30 to 40 minutes, but please come 10 minutes early to provide your details and complete our questionnaire.
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