The 411 on Seasonal Allergies

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  • The 411 on Seasonal Allergies
  • What Are Seasonal Allergies?
  • Common Symptoms
  • African-Americans and Allergies
  • Risk Factors
  • Reducing Triggers
  • Common Treatment
  • Neti Pot Power!
  • Foods and Seasonal Allergies

What Are Seasonal Allergies?

Seasonal allergies, also called hay fever, are allergic reactions to mold and pollen that floats in the air. As you breathe them in, your immune system thinks they are attacking your body and releases antibodies. These antibodies cause your cells to release chemicals. 

 

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