Spring has definitely sprung!
Spring (noun)- a season between winter and summer when plants and flowers begin to grow.
Sprung (verb: spring; the past tense of this verb is irregular – we don’t say
springed): to suddenly jump or move forward.
Spring is definitely here because my allergies are killing me. That means that my allergies are really bad. In spring, most people are allergic to hay fever.
Hay fever is usually an allergic reaction to pollen. (Pollen is the very small pieces of yellow dust that the wind and insects carry from plant to plant so they can produce seeds).
In English, we can describe common allergy symptoms as:
stuffy nose, runny nose, watery eyes, itchy eyes, burning eyes, sinus pressure, itchy throat, scratchy throat, sneezing, and fatigue.
Can you match some of the symptoms to the pictures? (Scroll below for the answers).
Sinuses are spaces in the head that connect to the nasal passages (nose). (see photo below)
Sinus pressure: the sinuses become swollen (become larger) and you can feel pressure around the eyes, cheeks and forehead like in the photo below.
1. stuffy nose, runny nose
2. watery eyes, itchy eyes, burning eyes
3. sneezing (or coughing)
4. runny nose
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