Ahhhhchoooo: The Most Common Spring Time Greeting!

Ahhhhchoooo: The Most Common Spring Time Greeting!

Ava S.

Spring: Days grow longer; Sun shines brighter; Pollen gets heavier.

But mostly, spring allergies fill the air. During San Antonio’s seasonal change of spring, there is lots of pollen and allergens in our air. Bethany Lockett (8) says, “I am taking every allergy medicine possible so I don’t have to miss school. If I wasn’t on ultra allergy meds, I would be very sick.” Let’s take a closer look as to what’s in the air.

First and foremost, there is a lot of oak pollen floating around. You may recognize it as those little green puffs that get into everything. It can cause sneezing, coughing, and sinus pressure. This is an annual pollination that happens every year so more oak trees can grow.

Trees may look beautiful, but give off pollens that cause many peoples’ allergies.

Also, many trees and flowers are blooming, so their pollens are filling the air. “My allergies suck,” claims Skyler Edmisten (8). This spring, Doctors would suggest going to an allergist, a doctor who specifies on allergies, if you have symptoms like sinus pressure and headaches, running or stuffed nose, or coughing. The best you can do for your body is eat right, exercise, and get lots of sleep to prevent illness.

Hopefully, these allergens won’t get to you. Take care of your body and await the fresh air of summer.

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