UNDERSTANDING

ALLERGIES

 HOW ALLERGIES ATTACK 

Allergies are the result of the reaction of our immune system to allergens.

When allergies occur, the immune system identifies an allergen, such as pollen, as an “invader.” In response, the body mounts an immune response.

To rid itself of the invader, the immune response triggers a variety of symptoms—such as sneezing, runny nose, itchy nose,  blocked nose, sinus pain and congestion—that you likely know all too well. 

Here are 6 important facts you should know about allergies: 

  1. Allergies are caused when your immune system reacts to allergens.
  2. An allergen is a substance that triggers an allergic reaction.
  3. The most common allergens are pollen, house dust mites, and pet dander.
  4. You can have allergy symptoms all year round.
  5. The immune response triggers a variety of symptoms.
  6. Your body produces multiple allergic substances in response to allergens.
 
 

 

 

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Flixonase contains fluticasone propionate 50mcg per spray. ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. Use only as directed. For the prevention and treatment of seasonal and allergic rhinitis including hayfever. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.

 

Flixonase is a registered trademark of the GSK group of companies or its licensor. Auckland, New Zealand. TAPS XXXXXXX

The information on this site is intended for visitors from New Zealand only. See our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

 

 

1.  Australian Medicines Handbook 2016, AMH Pty Ltd; Adelaide. 2. Bousquet J et al. Allergy 2008;63(Suppl 86):8–160. 3. Wallace DV et al. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2008;122:S1–84. 4. Bachert C & Geveart P. Allergy 1999;54(Suppl 57):116–23.  5. Wiseman LR & Benfield P. Drugs1997;53:885–907.

 

 

 

Flixonase contains fluticasone propionate 50mcg per spray. ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. Use only as directed. For the prevention and treatment of seasonal and allergic rhinitis including hayfever. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.

 

Flixonase is a registered trademark of the GSK group of companies or its licensor. Auckland, New Zealand. TAPS XXXXXXX

The information on this site is intended for visitors from New Zealand only. See our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

 

 

1.  Australian Medicines Handbook 2016, AMH Pty Ltd; Adelaide. 2. Bousquet J et al. Allergy 2008;63(Suppl 86):8–160. 3. Wallace DV et al. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2008;122:S1–84. 4. Bachert C & Geveart P. Allergy 1999;54(Suppl 57):116–23.  5. Wiseman LR & Benfield P. Drugs1997;53:885–907.