Despite the heavy layer of pollen coating cars up and down Greenwich streets, residents are doing their best to suffer through allergy season.
Lorna Williams said this season is the first her son, age 12, has been affected. Hes had really bad allergies, and it really only started just this year, she said.
Allergies usually bother Carolyn Muller only in September, but this spring has been different. "Its been really bad, she said. Im just suffering through it and going along--but its making me hesitate to open my windows at night.
Meghan Muldawney has been suffering as well and trying over-the-counter meds, but nothing helps.
Theres so much pollen everywhere and on everyones car, its definitely worse than years before, she said. I have always had them and Im always sensitive to them to a degree, but this year its been awful.
For some lucky residents, allergies arent a problem, despite this years high pollen counts.
No problems here, said Amy McGrath. I dont have allergies, though, so Ive been just fine.
Others say theyve built up an almost-immunity, having breathed the same air with the same pollen all their lives.
I grew up breathing this air and Ive built up an immunity to it, but most people are having a really, really hard time this season, especially since its been such a long spring, said John Twomey.
How are you managing this allergy season?
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