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The saying “SPRING IS IN THE AIR” isn’t always as welcoming as it sounds.

As spring is among us, the allergy season for some are in full swing. These allergies occur when outdoor molds release their spores, and trees, grasses, and weeds release tiny pollen particles into the air to fertilize other plants. Tree pollination is Feb-May, Grass pollen is May-June and weed pollen typically runs from Aug-Oct.


Here are a few reminders if anyone in your home has seasonal allergies:

Some Symptoms include:

  • Sneezing

  • Itchy nose and or throat

  • Nasal congestion

  • Clear, runny nose

  • Coughing

  • Itchy, watery or red eyes

Some treatment options:

  • Limit outdoor days when the pollen count is high.

  • Keep windows of home and car closed.

  • Shower after coming inside. Pollen in hair can bother you at night.

  • May use decongestants or antihistamines. If these medications are unsuccessful and symptoms worsen, you may talk to your doctor about an allergy injection.


HEALTHY kids become better LEARNERS,

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