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Science Explained: How do allergies work?

People who are exposed to more parasites in their childhood will likely have a lower chance of suffering from allergies. This is called hygiene hypothesis.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

June 15, 2020

Seasonal-allergy sufferers are all familiar with the classic symptoms of watery eyes, runny nose and congestion that come with allergies. The scientific cause for allergic reactions may actually lie in a defense against parasites, said Phil Mixter, clinical associate professor in WSU's School of Mole...

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