About the AuthorGriffin Artinian was born on August 16, 2005 in Northville, Michigan. She lives with her mom, dad, younger sister, and dog. She is 14 years old.
One day Julia was walking her dog thourgh the park near her house.
Julia is coughing and sneezing a lot. This is because she has an allergy to the pollen and flowers around her. The pollen in the air is enters the body and getting trapped in the mucus. It also gets stuck to her skin. Her skin is the non-specific defense (skin) protecting Julia from the pollen that makes her cough and sneeze so much. The phagocytes then begin to take over the pollen in her body.
To protect Julia further from the pollen, her body begins the specific defense system (the immune system). It starts by sending b-cells to form antibodies which results in symptoms like sneezing/ coughing. Then the antigens attach to the antibodies to fight the pollen. This can cause inflammation to the nasal cavity. The t-cells are then released to track down and destroy the pathogens. Everything the immune system is doing is to help and protect Julia from the pollen and flowers around her.