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Allergies alter health

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While temps are somewhat down and, fall barely arrived, many students and faculty already show symptoms of fall seasonal allergies. The culprit: high counts of ragweed and mold according to high area pollen accounts https://www.pollen.com/forecast/extended/pollen/75070

Sneezing, itching rashes, and a runny nose are just a few allergy symptoms that occur often during the fall season. This season is usually known as allergy season and is well known for the many allergic reactions it yields due to the change in weather.

Allergies do many things, but one of the particular things they do is make people tired. The reason for this is because allergies cause fatigue, and fatigue makes people tired. Students need the energy to be able to concentrate in class, and this could get in the way of it.

“Usually some allergy symptoms are that you might have red, irritated eyes, a runny nose, sinus congestion, a scratchy throat, coughing. If you know that you’re allergic to seasonal allergens like pollen in the spring or ragweed in the fall or so forth, make sure you’re taking your allergy medicine like Zyrtec or Claritin on a routine basis. That should help with the symptoms,” Gretchen Young, WSMS nurse, said.
These allergies affect individuals in lots of ways, such as sports.

Football season is in the Fall, and there are chances that allergies might affect a student so much that they will have to sit out of the game. Cross country and volleyball are also in season, and as cross country is an outside sport, this could hurt runners as well. Allergies can also affect students academically as well. Sneezing and congestion can make students drowsy and distracted, causing them to not focus in class.

“When I have allergies or a running nose or am sneezing a lot, I’ll take Benadryl, and we have a humidifier, so we also use that. I also use essential oils to calm my symptoms down, too. I sometimes use allergy medicines, but it usually depends on how bad it is,” Brooklyn Lloyd, eighth-grade, said.

An overall way to put an end to allergies is to be hygienic. Washing hands, sanitizing, and staying away from pollen infused objects can help keep away allergy symptoms. Staying aware of surroundings, and identifying and staying away from possible allergens can also prevent allergy symptoms. Taking action on simple things such as these can help rule out allergies.

 

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