It is not your imagination if you are feeling greater allergy symptoms than you have in past years. Watery, itchy eyes, sneezing, stuffy nose...and oh those sinuses that make you want to take a can opener to the top of your head to relieve the pressure !
You may think that you are being polite by "stiffling" a sneeze...PLEASE do not....if you pinch your nose or close your mouth you can cause very serious damage...a ruptured blood vessel in your throat or ear drum...or the very worst...in the brain !
Sneezing is the body's natural way of expelling an irritant...it's tissue season....sneeze away...don't repel...just expel. You may even notice that your pets are sneezing more often...Dini and Magic always have such a surprised look on their faces when they sneeze...not sure of what just happened.
Some research supports the "worst year ever for allergies" in many parts of the world. Some comedians are calling it the "Pollen tsunami" but if you are experiencing serious symptoms...oh that sinus headache...you aren't laughing in between nose blowing, coughing and sneezing.
According to Molekule, the top five worst states in the country for allergies are: 1) Texas 2)Louisiana 3)Pennsylvania 4) Ohio and 5) New York. If you are bothered more than usual by pollen this year...it is not your imagination...it is reality and you may wish to seek a doctor's advice and pay close attention to pollen counts and outdoor activities.
Enjoy the sunshine...beware of the pollen count...see your doctor if your symptoms persist and become worse.
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