After repeated exposure to the same
allergen, a massive release of histamines and
other inflammatory mediators occurs. The
end result—runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing.
When Allergies Cause You Misery
Obviously, a little sneezing and congestion never hurt anyone. For most people, these symptoms are no more than a mere nuisance and most can get by without any medications or for others, simple over-the-counter medications (see chart).