by Ilyssa Weiner
Oswego, NY- Spring is finally here in Oswego State. The first day of the new season was on Monday. However, spring fever isn’t the only thing increasing on campus. There’s also spring allergies.
Mary Walker Health Center Director Angie Brown says cold and allergy complaints are very common this time of year.
“It is a pretty common complaint we see…especially this time of year,” Brown said.
The spring allergy season usually starts in early March. However, the fluctuating weather on campus recently may have caused some people’s allergies to start sooner.
Allergies are usually caused by pollen floating in the air. When it’s breathed in, it will cause a reaction inside your body.
”That’s why your body does the sneezing and the coughing and the runny nose because it’s actually trying to get that outta there. It’s an irritant,” she said.
To prevent allergies from getting worse Brown advises students to keep their windows closed and get rid of any dust they may have in their room. She says that if students are really bothered by allergies, he or she should take medication such as antihistamine to prevent anything severe from happening.
Each student’s allergic reactions are different and Brown says each student’s treatment of the allergy will be different as well.
Mary Walker Health Center is open Mon.-Fri. from 8:30AM-4 PM.