Winter is just about over and spring is on its way. You know what that means; allergy season is right around the corner! Here is some information that you may not have known when it comes to seasonal allergies along with some tips on how to deal with them!


What are seasonal allergies?

Seasonal allergies, or hay fever, come about whenever seasons begin to change and new allergens are released into the air. Allergens levels are highest during spring, summer, and fall.

What are allergens?

Allergens are things that cause allergic reactions. When it comes to seasonal allergies, the most common allergens are molds, trees, grass, and weed pollen. When the seasons change, the amount of allergens in the air can cause us who have seasonal allergies to suffer.

What are some of the symptoms seasonal allergies?

There are a number of different symptoms to be aware of when it comes to seasonal allergies. Some of the symptoms are:

  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Itchy Eyes
  • Runny Nose
  • Stuffy Nose
  • Occasional Sore Throat

What are some treatments for seasonal allergies?

Being college students, we are limited by the number of things we can do to treat our seasonal allergies. Some things we can do are:

  • Take medications like Benadryl or Claritin
  • Stock up on tissues
  • Dust your room constantly
  • Try drinking herbal tea
  • Using a humidifier in your room
  • Try using a neti pot
    • For more information on the neti pot, check out this link!


The best way to treat seasonal allergies is to take care of them before they strike. With everything we have going on in our lives, the last thing we want to deal is deal with pesky seasonal allergies! Hopefully, these tips will help you deal with seasonal allergies when they come about!

Written by Andrew Ramirez, Peer Educator