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About Allergies

The main function of the immune system is to protect the body against viruses, bacteria, and other harmful substances When you are experiencing allergies, your body is trying to protect you from a substance that is not really harmful - like peanuts, grass, or cat hair. The substances that trigger allergic reactions are called allergens, or sometimes antigens When exposed to an allergen, the immune system releases histamine, a chemical that causes sneezing, itchy eyes nasal congestion, and other uncomfortable allergy symptoms. (You may be familiar with the group of allergy medications known as antihistamines, which counteract the histamine your body is releasing

The main function of the immune system is to protect the body against viruses, bacteria, and other harmful substances When you are experiencing allergies, your body is trying to protect you from a substance that is not really harmful - like peanuts, grass, or cat hair. The substances that trigger allergic reactions are called allergens, or sometimes antigens When exposed to an allergen, the immune system releases histamine, a chemical that causes sneezing, itchy eyes

The main function of the immune system is to protect the body against viruses, bacteria, and other harmful substances When you are experiencing allergies, your body is trying to protect you from a substance that is not really harmful - like peanuts, grass, or cat hair. The substances that trigger allergic reactions are called allergens, or sometimes antigens When exposed to an allergen, the immune system releases histamine, a chemical that causes sneezing, itchy eyes

The main function of the immune system is to protect the body against viruses, bacteria, and other harmful substances When you are experiencing allergies, your body is trying to protect you from a substance that is not really harmful - like peanuts, grass, or cat hair. The substances that trigger allergic reactions are called allergens, or sometimes antigens When exposed to an allergen, the immune system releases histamine, a chemical that causes sneezing, itchy eyes

The main function of the immune system is to protect the body against viruses, bacteria, and other harmful substances When you are experiencing allergies, your body is trying to protect you from a substance that is not really harmful - like peanuts, grass, or cat hair. The substances that trigger allergic reactions are called allergens, or sometimes antigens When exposed to an allergen, the immune system releases histamine, a chemical that causes sneezing, itchy eyes