Middle School Nurse
While we are seeing the end (hopefully) of cold and flu season, this time of year brings its own set of discomforts. Seasonal allergic rhinitis (commonly known as seasonal allergies) is most often caused by varied types of pollen. Tree pollen is prevalent during the early spring months, grass pollen during the late spring and early summer, and weed pollen during late summer and fall. It is very common for people to confuse the symptoms of a cold vs. an allergy. The chart below is a good reference to use if you're unsure of whether or not your child is more likely to have a cold vs. an allergy.