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Medical ConditionPlay
Allergy refers to a medical issue involving immune response, not just any dislike or discomfort. SlideBecause of his allergy to cats, he can't visit homes with pets.
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Serious ReactionsPlay
Some allergies can lead to life-threatening situations, so it's a serious word, not to be used lightly. SlideShe carries an epinephrine pen due to her allergy to bee stings.
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Specific TriggersPlay
An allergy usually has a specific cause, like certain foods, animals, or materials. SlideHis allergy to wool makes shopping for sweaters difficult.