UNDERSTANDING

ALLERGIES

 HOW ALLERGIES ATTACK 

Allergies are the result of the reaction of our immune system to allergens.

When allergies occur, the immune system identifies an allergen, such as pollen, as an “invader.” In response, the body mounts an immune response.

To rid itself of the invader, the immune response triggers a variety of symptoms—such as sneezing, runny nose, itchy nose,  blocked nose, sinus pain and congestion—that you likely know all too well. 

Here are 6 important facts you should know about allergies: 

  1. Allergies are caused when your immune system reacts to allergens.
  2. An allergen is a substance that triggers an allergic reaction.
  3. The most common allergens are pollen, house dust mites, and pet dander.
  4. You can have allergy symptoms all year round.
  5. The immune response triggers a variety of symptoms.
  6. Your body produces multiple allergic substances in response to allergens.
 
 

 Flixonase contains fluticasone propionate. ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. Use only as directed. For the treatment and prevention of allergic rhinitis.  If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.