Why do we get hay fever in 1 minute! What is the science of hay fever and what is histamine? Where does histamine come from and how does it work? – So the cause of hay fever- Pollen from trees, grass or mould spores find their way into our mucus membranes and our immune response causes the sneezing, sore eyes, runny nose etc. – Time to learn some science, so our immune systems are able to tag harmful invaders, which is how we build our immune system, so next time it comes the… body’s defence team quickly gets rid of it. – But sometime it tags the wrong thing as threatening like pollen. So it causes antibodies called immunoglobulin E to stick on surface of mast cells recognise the pollen and it stick on it. – The mast cells then histamine which causes blood vessels in the mucus membranes to swell, leak fluid, which in other words hayfever symptoms. – ABOUT ABRAHAM THE PHARMACIST: Prescribing Pharmacist | Bringing Science Through New Videos Every Wednesday | Extreme Optimist – Prescribing pharmacist who loves science, making videos and helping people. Abraham works in both GP surgeries and community pharmacy. – DISCLAIMER: This video is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Abraham The Pharmacist has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Always consult a doctor or other health care professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. – TAGS: #antihistaminesforhayfever #whatmakeshayfeverworst #scienceofhayfever #thescienceofhayfever #thescienceofhayfever #whydoigethayfever #whydopeoplegethayfever #ishistaminehayfever #abrahamthepharmacist #scienceofhayfever #whydowegethayfever #whydosomepeoplegethayfever #wheredoeshistaminecomefrom #whatishayfever #canyoustophayfever #whydowehavehistamine #whatishistamine #hayfever #histamineandantihistamine #hayfever
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