Thursday, April 14, 2011
by Steven Horne, RH(AHG)
As the temperature grows warmer, the grass grows greener and flowers start poking their heads out of the ground, we know it’s spring. And, after being cooped in up all winter long indoors, we often get the urge to be outdoors, enjoying the sunshine and letting our skin convert cholesterol to vitamin D3.
Unfortunately, it’s also the time when trees and grasses bloom, releasing billions and billions of tiny pollen grains into the air, causing some 22 million Americans to experience itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing and irritability. If you’re one of those unfortunate souls who suffer from hayfever (medically known as allergic rhinitis) then your idea of “spring fever” probably isn’t the joy of being outdoors; it’s the misery associated with upper respiratory allergies.