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What Substances Commonly Cause Allergic Reactions?

Many substances can cause allergic reactions. Some allergic reactions to insect stings, medicines and a few specific foods, can often be very serious (resulting in a condition called anaphylactic shock) and require immediate medical attention. However, the majority of allergic conditions are not so dangerous but certainly may carry unpleasant symptoms. The most common allergens are:

  • Grass and Tree Pollens
  • Moulds
  • Dust mites
  • Animal dander
  • Insects
  • Certain foods (e.g. wheat, milk, eggs)
  • Medicines (e.g. penicillin)
  • Latex (in rubber gloves)
  • Nickel (in jewellery and metal fastenings)