A Scientific Explanation As To What Happens During An Allergy Attack And Why It’s A Mistake the Body Is Making

In this video by The American Chemical Society, allergist Dr. Calman Prussin, with the help of animation, explains why the allergic process is really just a case of mistaken identity.

An allergy attack is actually a mistake that the body is making. Normally we make anti-bodies to fight germs and to recognize germs, but in this case the immune system has made a mistake and instead is making an anti-body that recognizes harmless things such as pollens or animal animal dander.