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Intolerance & Sensitivity

Although the word "Allergy" is commonly used to describe any unpleasant reaction to a drug, food, insect sting, or chemical, this can be misleading. The word should really only be used to describe a reproducible reaction that involves the production of IgE antibodies.

The following sections will help you to identify other types of reactions that are not true 'IgE mediated' allergic reactions.