One of the most difficult things about spring is allergies. If I could find a way for allergies to not exist, I would. They are painful and awful. I have noticed this spring, however, that far more people are struggling than I have ever seen before. People are sneezing, sniffling, and going through tissues at an alarming rate.
There are a few things on campus that really help with allergies. Besides taking medicine, I like to find creative ways to ease the pain. One thing I do is swim, surprisingly, the chlorine and cold water on my face really calms my nose down. The opposite is also true, so I take plenty of hot, steamy showers. I also make use of the convenience store, where I can buy tissues.
It is definitely necessary to take precautions against allergies, especially because spring is the perfect time to sit outside on campus. The grass is green, the trees are blooming, and everyone enjoys the weather by reading and writing outdoors. During the afternoon you can see students scattered across the lawns in the center of campus enjoying the weather. In order to enjoy and take part in these activities, allergies need to be under control.