Spring weather has big blows for those with allergies

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Pollen is usually the main culprit behind spring allergies. The reason is because both flowers and trees often pollenate during this time of year. Pollination is necessary for the growth of plants and is needed in the ecosystem.

Rujula Kapoor

A new set of problems have begun to arise with warmer temperatures in the area. Allergy season is rapidly approaching.

“I suffer from both spring and fall allergies, but my spring allergies start before winter even ends,” sophomore Alexandra Fanning said.

Allergies affect more than 50 million Americans, ranging from mild- to life-threatening. They are also more common with people that have asthma.

The most common symptoms of allergies are a runny or itchy nose, sneezing, coughing, sore throat, and headaches. Trees, weed, and grasses are the main culprits for spring allergies.

“I personally get really bad headaches, and I get a stuffy nose which makes my voice sound weird,” Fanning said

In a recent study done by the Allergy and Asthma Foundation on bad cities for allergy suffers, Cincinnati was ranked number 61. Louisville was ranked number one.

Allergy suffers have many different ways of coping with allergies such as taking medicine or avoiding the outdoors when the pollen count is very high.

“When my allergy medicine kicks in, all I want to do is stay home and take a nap,” Fanning said.

The 2015 allergy season is set to be shorter but harsher than usual.