WONDER #1222: How Do You Get Allergies?

Question 1 of 3

Which of the following is usually NOT something that people are allergic to?

  1. foods
  2. water
  3. insect bites
  4. medicines

Question 2 of 3

Contact with allergens causes your body’s immune system to make antibodies, which in turn cause cells to release what into the bloodstream?

  1. histamines
  2. anaphylaxis
  3. red blood cells
  4. viruses

Question 3 of 3

If both your parents suffer from allergies, what’s the likelihood that you WILL NOT have allergies?

  1. 75%
  2. 50%
  3. 42%
  4. 25%

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