What is Inflammation?
Inflammation is our body's first reaction to infection. When a person gets a cut, for instance- which damages the tissue - those dreaded invaders (called bacteria) enter the body, and the immune system kicks in immediately.This defence mode sends out many different types of specialised immune cells. Each cell has a different job.
Mast cells release histidine and cytokines, which alert your body of the damage. Histidine's main job is to increase blood flow to this damaged area which causes the redness and swelling.
Cells found in the connective tissue and epidermis of the skin, called macrophages,
The final process is for the cavalry of immune cells to enter the infected area to
Redness: increased blood flow to the area
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