Allergic Disorders: Overview

Allergic disorders are diseases where the body reacts to an allergen. Disease related to the allergic system include not only allergies, but also asthma and autoimmune disorders. Many types of allergies are due to an allergic reaction: pollen allergies, food allergies, insect sting allergies, dust allergies, pet allergies, and many more types. True allergic reactions needs to be distinguished from milder inflammatory reactions, infections (due to a microbe), intolerances, and other adverse reactions to substances (e.g. poisoning, overdose, etc.).

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