What are leukotrienes?

Leukotrienes are inflammatory chemicals that are released by immune cells during an allergic reaction. The release of leukotrienes is normally helpful because they can help fight pathogens that are affecting the body. However, during an allergic reaction, leukotrienes are released when they shouldn’t be. Leukotrienes are responsible for inflammation and the production of a large amount of mucus.

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