An allergic reaction occurs when your body's immune system overreacts to an allergen. When you breathe in an allergen, cells in your nasal passages make a chemical called histamine. Histamine causes your nose to feel itchy and also causes swelling and mucus production in the nasal passages.
Site of Histamine Production
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