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Updated 19 October 2016

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Many people think they have an allergy, when it’s only a sensitivity.

Sensitivities and intolerances can make you feel quite ill, but don’t involve the immune system and (usually) won’t kill you.

Allergies can lead to an immune reaction, anaphylactic shock – and death if not treated with anti-histamines or self-injectable epinephrine.

Read more about preventing allergies.

 
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