Hay fever giving Atmore folk fits

Published 10:07 pm Monday, April 2, 2007

By Staff
Our View
With no extensive rain in more than two weeks, Atmore residents are beginning to feel under the weather and the scenery is looking a bit yellow.
The big fuss is over how much pollen has fallen since temperatures have warmed and flowers and trees have began blooming. Although the blooms make for beautiful scenery, it literally causes headaches for more than 3.5 million people in the U.S. each year.
If you've been in a local pharmacy in the last couple of weeks, you have seen the mad dash for the sinus and allergy section. Antihistamines have been flying off the shelves as Atmore residents have been trying to cure what's ailing them – ragweed, sagebrush, pigweed and tumbleweed.
Below are some tips for hay fever sufferers in hopes of preventing sneezing, congestion, runny and itchy noses, throats, eyes and ears:
Hopefully these tips will keep you up during this allergy season and enjoying the warm weather.
On a lighter note, rain is in the forecast beginning today through Tuesday, so hopefully Mother Nature will wash away some of the pesky pollen.

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