Common Symptoms of an Allergy Attack
When allergens like mold and pollen enter the body, specialized detecting cells identify them and then rush to the lymph nodes.4
Signaling cells examine the potential allergic situation and if they detect a threat to the body, they call upon helper cells5 to combat it.
Helper cells instruct antibody producing cells to start producing antibodies that bind to the mold or pollen fragments.5
When the antibodies are released, responder cells take action. They release inflammatory substances that trigger an allergic response.6Six key substances—histamine, cytokines, leukotrienes, prostaglandins, tryptases and chemokines—are involved in the allergic immune response.
For someone with allergies, this is when symptoms may appear, such as itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing and congestion.1