noun, plural al·ler·gies.
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I simply couldn’t imagine that I might be among the minority of people who get more than flu-like symptoms, even though I’m in my late 50s, slightly overweight and have bad allergies that sometimes trigger asthma.As a food writer with covid, I worried I’d lose my sense of taste. It turned out to be much worse.|Tim Carman|November 29, 2020|Washington Post
As he struggled with allergies, Summer began to read up on the benefits of raw honey and exposing oneself to natural allergens.How Zach & Zoe Sweet Bee Farm Harvests Honey for NYC Restaurants|Terri Ciccone|November 28, 2020|Eater
Penicillin allergies often begin in childhood, but can wane over time, making the drugs safer to use some years later, Sousa-Pinto says.Penicillin allergies may be linked to one immune system gene|Jeanne Erdmann|November 9, 2020|Science News
Still, many tattoo inks contain or degrade into substances that are known to be hazardous, and health complications including infection, allergy and granuloma have been found in about 2% of tattoos.Dynamic Tattoos Promise To Warn Wearers Of Health Threats|LGBTQ-Editor|September 27, 2020|No Straight News
The Aces pass, catch and immediately attack with startling speed, given their allergy to 3-point shooting.
And, in case you were wondering, the technology can be applied to just about any food allergy.
Some 41 percent of allergy-free and wheeze-free children had grown up in such allergen and bacteria-rich homes.More Germs, Less Asthma? Study Shows Babies Exposed to Bacteria and Dander at Less Risk|Brandy Zadrozny|June 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Or perhaps all this allergy business is just that: a business.
(Though in keeping with the American obsession for these things May is designated as Allergy & Asthma Awareness Month).
Never did the Italian girl from Brooklyn expect a food allergy would bring a stigma the way being gluten-free has.
The newscast stopped and a commercial called the attention of listeners to the virtues of an anti-allergy pill.Operation Terror|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Ruth did, of course indicate, told me of his extreme allergy to the FBI.Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
So they work best with life—viruses, germs, vegetable-allergy substances.The Planet Strappers|Raymond Zinke Gallun
He caught Lindsay's regard, rubbed his chin in mild embarrassment, said, "I've a mild allergy to paranoids."
Sickly he recalled that O'Ryan had told him it took twenty-four hours for his grain allergy to take effect.
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A highly sensitive reaction of the body to certain substances, such as pollen, that are present in amounts that do not affect most people. Common indications of allergy include sneezing, skin rashes, itching, and runny nose.