How to survive allergy season

March 25, 2015 10:00 AM

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Allergies are a condition in which the immune system reacts abnormally to a foreign substance – such as pollen, mold or pet dander. When our bodies come into contact with allergens, our immune system’s antibodies work to identify what is causing those pesky symptoms like watery, itchy eyes; sneezing, sniffling, wheezing and rashes.

Allergens can enter our bodies in a few different ways, however, but the most common way is by inhalation into the nose and lungs. Allergens are often inhaled via airborne pollens of certain trees, grasses, weeds, house dust — including dust mite particles — mold spores, or cat and dog dander.

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