The Coming Of Spring and Allergies
Spring is just around the corner. And with it comes all the lovely pollen. Lots of people have no problem with spring. They welcome it with open arms.
But for thousands of people, spring means runny noses, itchy eyes and congested breathing. These people suffer from an allergy. Probably the most common allergy, affecting the most people is the allergy to pollen.
Spring brings new growth and with this new growth, plants have the urge to produce fruit or seeds.
Basically, pollen is created by the male plant parts and taken to the female plant parts. While some plants depend on insects to do their pollinating, many use the wind.
The pollen grains are carried by the wind to other plants to keep the species alive and flourishing.
Most people are just annoyed by the collection of pollen on their automobiles, porch, patio and everything else that sits around outside. But for the people allergic to pollen, their problems are more than annoying.
The most common symptoms of an allergy to pollen can be seen every where. Runny noses, itchy watery eyes, sneezing and coughing are yearly evidence that spring is in the air.
The pollen irritates the areas that come into contact with air. That means eyes, nose, throat and lungs. As the pollen blows on the wind, it causes problems that turn the joy and beauty of spring into anything from a nuisance to a nightmare for the thousands that suffer from this allergy.