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Medical A question about allergies

  1. Jan 28, 2013 #1
    Is it true that the more you are exposed to a particular allergy, such as pet dander for example, the more resistance you develop to it and the less severe it becomes?

    I used to be horrifically allergic to cats, and underwent years worth of extensive allergy treatment and now I do not suffer from pet allergies at all.
     
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  3. Jan 28, 2013 #2

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  4. Apr 17, 2013 #3
    Certain allergies get worse with each normal exposure. Desensitising does not use normal exposure, otherwise allergies would fail to establish themselves in the normal course of events.
     
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