When your body detects allergens (such as pollen, dust mites, pet dander or mold spores), it interprets them as a threat. In response, your immune system produces histamines, chemicals created to protect your body. The histamines work to rid your body of allergens by making you sneeze or by giving you a runny, itchy or congested nose.
So how can you effectively manage your year-round allergy symptoms? Many allergy sufferers find relief through a combination of controlling their environment, avoiding allergy triggers and alleviating their symptoms.