Allergies are reactions from your body to mostly harmless substances such as pollen, molds, animal dander, latex and certain foods. Allergy symptoms range from mild – rash or hives, itchiness, runny nose, and red eyes.

An allergic reaction is the way your body responds to the allergen. A chain of events occur that result in an allergic reaction. Allergies are caused by anything that your body views as harmful can be a cause of an allergy.