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Allergies are among the most common chronic conditions in the world. Symptoms can range from mildly annoying to life-threatening. 

Allergic reactions begin in the immune system, which protects us from invading organisms that can cause illness. In the case of patients with allergies, however, the immune system mistakes a harmless substance as a threat. This leads to a release of chemicals that cause an allergic reaction.  For further allergy information, visit the website of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology at http://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/allergies.aspx