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

Sources

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

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