Here Comes the Allergies

It’s that time of year again, the storm of allergies has come again. There are many types of allergies that arise throughout the season. Allergies are well-known this time of year. 

There are many types of pollen. Pollen may come from trees, grasses, plants/flowers, and even weeds. The main tree pollen allergens currently are: cedar, cypress, juniper, elm, maple, alder, and may change depending on the day and time. Right now the highest cause of allergies are tree pollen. Grass pollen has been moderate to low, and ragweed pollen has been little to none at all. Grasses and trees release the most pollen at sunrise with it peaking late morning. 

During this pandemic certain people may confuse allergies for COVID. This may be confusing because the symptoms of allergies may be similar to those that are COVID. Sniffing and sneezing are known as two main symptoms of allergies but may also be related to COVID.  While it may be difficult to tell if it’s allergies or COVID consult with a doctor and go from there. It may be best to not worry yourself when it can simply be allergies. As stated, going to a doctor/medical professional may be the best option to provide you with a diagnosis.

Valor Dictus asked Robinson students a variety of questions relating to allergies. Voters were requested to answer the polls honestly to receive the best responses. The majority of participants responded to having seasonal allergies rather than not having any. Students who have allergies find that they are annoying and stuffy. As a number of people know, everyone reacts differently to allergies. There were 36 students who seemed to be prone to sneezing, while 22 students sniff, and 6 voters are more prone to coughing during allergy season. Overall most students have mediocre allergies.

During this time of year many families will suffer from allergies. Students have different types of allergies such as different types of pollen that come from trees, grasses, and/or flowers. In conclusion, participants have their own opinions of allergies and each person may react differently.