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What causes seasonal allergies?

Mona Vand, PharmD
Pharmacy Specialist

The main culprit for allergies is pollen. Most allergies that patients experience tend to be around spring when pollen is released by trees, grass and flowers blooming. Pollen is considered a foreign attacker to your body, so your immune system kicks into high gear and tries to protect the body by releasing antibodies and histamines to fight it off. Even though histamines are trying to protect you, they are what cause the allergy symptoms you try to fight.

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