It's allergy season in New England, and my car is covered in a layer of pollen. The pollen madness got so bad that I had to hose off our patio furniture to eat dinner outside last weekend. Not only do I see that pollen, but mama, I feel it. Our bodies react to pollen as if it were an invader, similar to a bacteria or virus, so we have the same response.
Spring is here and that means allergy season. The pollen is starting to kick in from the pollen in oak, pine, and maple trees. Of course, all of this as we still deal with the pandemic. Now, I don't know about you but if I'm being honest I must admit that whenever I get ANYTHING that isn't normal for my health these days, I instantly assume that I have COVID. Yes, I know it's irrational, but I know many of us to feel that way. The feeling doesn't last long. I calm down and go about my day. And I have wicked Spring allergies, so I know I will be wondering if my allergies are really allergies. The CDC has some great advice when figuring out which is which. Of course, you should always contact your doctor if you have any concerns.