Allergy season and how to address it

Although they are not contagious, some will be wary of the victim of allergies who sneezes a lot.

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Although they are not contagious, some will be wary of the victim of allergies who sneezes a lot.

Lunabella Peralta, Events editor

The dreaded time of allergy season is here as there’s a shift from winter to warmer weather. “Allergies are always a burden during the springtime,” said Cristal Mejia. “They’re hard to control but I know there are methods to control them. I just haven’t tried them.”

Pollen being released into the air and blown in the wind causing irritation to thousands of people. Coughing, sneezing, and itchy eyes all become a common sight as we approach spring. Surviving allergy season can be a hassle but simple tips can put a little less hassle in your season.

First, really determine if you have allergies. A common cold and allergies have pretty similar symptoms, but if congestion lasts more than two weeks, then you probably are experiencing allergies.

Next, the most common way to deal with allergies is medicine. If your symptoms worsen, you might want to think about trying several new brands to see which works best. If you’re not a fan of allergy medicine, there’s a method you can try from home. Use a warm salt water mixture to gargle and sooth your throat. You can also do this in a nasal form. Simple actions like wearing a face mask when outside, closing windows and doors, and working out inside can decrease how severe your allergies are.

“I would like to learn more about how allergies occur because allergies are confusing,” said Melissa Theodorus

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