Hay fever

Spring time allergies are not something that I suffer from like so many others do. My middle child had one year where he suffered from hay fever in a bad way.


About six years ago in the middle of the summer Quinlan got sick. He had itchy eyes, he was sneezing, he had a headache that we couldn’t get rid of, and after a day outside his temperature spiked. When his fever got to 104 and I couldn’t get it down I called the nurse’s hotline. She stayed on the phone with me for about twenty minutes until we got the fever to come down. The next morning I took him to the doctor and she informed us it was hay fever. She prescribed allergy medicine and even with that he had symptoms off and on through the rest of the summer. The next summer it was not as bad. It took about three summers before they took him off allergy meds and he hasn’t had a summer as bad since then. It’s more bearable for him now. Those summers where his hay fever was bad he got to the point where he didn’t want to go outside.

So while my family doesn’t have to deal with spring time allergies we do have to deal with hay fever in the summer.


If you suffer from allergies when does it rear it’s ugly head for you?


About Angela Schroeder

Angela Schroeder is a single mother of three. She was born and raised in Iowa in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing. Church is important to her children and her. They enjoy the friendships they’ve made with the people there. Writing has always been a passion. Her first experience was in fifth grade when she went to a one-day writing conference. After that she knew it was something she wanted to pursue.
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5 Responses to Hay fever

  1. jeff7salter says:

    I’ve known a few people who have severe reactions such as this. I’ll try to mention one or two in my Hound Day post.
    Hope your son “grows out of” his…

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  2. Patricia Kiyono says:

    It seems like some years are worse than others. Hope this summer is a mild one for your son. My daughter suffers from them like I used to, but she hasn’t complained yet.

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  3. Joselyn says:

    I’ve never heard of anyone having a fever with their seasonal allergies. That must be really severe.

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