What Are Allergies and How Do Medicines Help?

What Are Allergies?

Allergies are when your body thinks something harmless, like pollen, is a germ and tries to fight it!

Why Do We Get Allergies?

Our immune system protects us from germs, but sometimes it makes mistakes and fights things like pet hair or dust.

Common Allergy Triggers

Common things that can cause allergies include pollen, pet dander, dust mites, and certain foods like peanuts.

When you have an allergy, your body reacts by sneezing, itching, or getting a rash to fight the allergen.

What Happens in Our Body?

Common signs include sneezing a lot, itchy eyes, runny nose, or skin getting red and itchy.

Signs You Might Have Allergies

How Do Medicines Help?

Medicines can calm your immune system and stop it from overreacting to allergens.

Types of Allergy Medicines

There are medicines like antihistamines and nasal sprays that help with different allergy symptoms.

Taking Allergy Medicine

Some allergy medicines are pills, some are liquids, and some you spray in your nose.

There's no cure for allergies, but medicines and avoiding allergens can help you feel better.