Seasonal Allergies

As spring begins, seasonal allergies start to become a problem for many students and staff.

“My allergies are most common in the spring, so they start around early March,” said Katie Hall, attendance clerk.

“Allergies for me start during the end of March and become worse at the beginning of April,” said Ke’Andria Younger, freshman.

Seasonal allergies, which are mainly caused by pollen, can create different symptoms depending on the person.

“I have a stuffy nose, occasional fever, sneezing, itchy throat, and coughing,” said Amiracle Starling, sophomore.

“My allergies cause watery and itchy eyes, sore throat, sneezing, and a runny nose,” said Steven Glass, freshman.

There are many similarities between a common cold and seasonal allergies.

“I have all the same symptoms, but with a cold it’s worse because I feel nauseous and have a bad cough,” said ,Zaniah Bridgeforth, freshman.

There are many things that can have an effect on allergies, such as animals.

“Bees affect my allergies because they make my allergies worse,” said Madison Hawker, freshman.

“My bunny’s fur causes me to sneeze more during the spring,” said Anna Garrett, freshman.

There are many courses of action taken to reduce the symptoms of seasonal allergies.

“Normally, I’ll try to wear a mask when the pollen is really bad. I’ll also change my clothes if I go outside, and take a hot shower to wash the pollen off when I get home,” said Adam Tate, business teacher.

“I take Dayquil and Nyquil because they open up my sinuses so I can breathe better,” said Joe Fielder, gym teacher.

The best thing to do when allergy season starts is to take medicine, and stay hydrated.