Spring is Coming
By Siera Millard
It’s said that April showers bring May flowers...but what does March bring? Usually it is filled with a copious storage of tissues for a nose that runs more than Usain Bolt, people who back away with looks of disgust from your sneezes as you try to tell them it is just allergies, and really just general misery. Anyone with allergies knows exactly what I am talking about. While the pollen count is on the rise, your bank account slowly depletes as you buy more and more allergy medicine.
Seasonal allergies, also called hay fever, are the bane of around three-million people’s existence. Characterized by congestion, redness, runny nose, sneezing and other intolerable symptoms, allergies make March the beginning of a few insufferable months. With spring just around the corner, there are a few things you can do to make this time just a tad easier.
So goodluck to all those with allergies this March, and may winter come early this year to rid you of your allergens!
Fun fact: “In 2011 Knoxville, Tennessee was named the ‘Allergy Capital’ of the USA by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, based on pollen amounts, allergy prevalence, medicines consumed and number of allergists per patient.” (Triangle, 2016).
Triangle, The. “Hanover's Student-Run Newspaper The Triangle.” The Triangle, 27 Sept. 2016,