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Daily English 1195 - Types of Allergies

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Bert: Doctor, give it to me straight. Is my medical condition serious?

Doctor: I suspect that your rashes and other symptoms are the result of allergies.

Bert: Allergies?! I thought I had some kind of serious disease.

Doctor: Allergies can be serious. I’m going to give you tests to see what you’re allergic to.

Bert: You mean I might have allergies to more than one thing?

Doctor: There are many kinds of allergies. Some people have food allergies and have adverse reactions when they ingest or even come near some types of food.

Bert: That sounds terrible. I hope I don’t have food allergies. I would have to restrict my diet.

Doctor: Other people have seasonal allergies to pollen from trees, grasses, and weeds.

Bert: That would mean I couldn’t do some types of outdoor activities.

Doctor: Many people are allergic to pets, most commonly cat or dog dander.

Bert: Oh no, I’d have to get rid of my three cats or dog!

Doctor: You might also be allergic to dust mites, insect bites, or even mold spores in your home.

Bert: You mean I might have to move out of my house?

Doctor: If mold is detected in your home, you might need to move out temporarily while the mold is removed.

Bert: Are you sure I don’t have some kind of disease? I think I’d prefer that to allergies!

Category: Health + Medicine