How Does Stress Affect Allergies?

It doesn’t cause allergies, but stress can make your symptoms worse. When your body is stressed, it releases histamine -- the same chemical that triggers your allergy symptoms. So if you’re already having a reaction, more histamine just means more intense symptoms.

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 19, 2020



American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

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