Allergies: Can Too Much Hygiene Actually Harm Us?

It’s that time of the year again. You step out of the house and your eyes itch, your nose starts running and your head feels like an empty balloon. Yes, it’s allergy season. Even the resilient ones, give them enough time and eventually they will develop some form of allergic reaction. But what are allergies and why do so many people suffer from them? Allergies are a glitch in our immune system. The immune system is built to recognize and destroy pathogens — potential threats like viruses and harmful bacteria. Unlike pathogens, allergens are substances that, despite being harmless to

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