Allergen Awareness Training
What is an Allergy?
- A reaction of the immune system to a normally harmless substance
- It is an immunologic response to a food protein.
â€“ Proteins from a food are recognized by the body’s immune system as foreign, for example, peanuts
â€“ The immune system tries to fight if off by releasing massive amounts of chemicals and histamine (reason we use Â Â Â anti-histimines)
The chemicals trigger the allergic symptoms.