BrainPOP

Allergies

How about a nice peanut-butter-and-strawberry sandwich, sprinkled with assorted bee stings? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will teach you all about allergies: what they are, how they work, and why they make you so darned uncomfortable. You’ll learn about some common allergens, and how they get inside your body. You’ll also discover the function of your body’s immune system, and what goes wrong with it when you have an allergic reaction, from the antigens that trigger your immune response to the antibodies that surround the invading substance. You’ll also find out about histamine, the substance that carries antibodies to where they need to go, and makes you all itchy and uncomfortable. Plus, you’ll get to see how doctors determine whether or not you have allergies. This movie’s nothing to sneeze at!

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What is an allergy?

How do you get allergies?

Why do my allergies make me all itchy?