What Are Environmental Allergies?

An environmental allergy is the result of the body’s exaggerated immune response to different substances found in the environment. Common substances include dust mites, grasses, trees, weeds, and pet dander. This exaggerated immune response results in inflammation of the nasal and sinus membranes and presents as nasal congestion, sneezing, itchy nose, eyes and throat, cough and sinus pressure.

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