« Healthcare Highlights Springtime Allergies Springtime is allergy time. Trees are blooming and pollen gets airborne. Allergy symptoms tend to be worse on breezy days when the wind carries pollen in the air. Once known as hay fever, springtime allergies or allergic rhinitis affects large numbers of people. But pollen isn’t the only culprit; there are several other causes: Mold and spores Dust Animal dander The symptoms are similar to a cold and can include: Congestions Sinus pressure Watery Itchy eyes Runny nose Sneezing Coughing The WVU Sinus Center can help. They can treat mild allergies to chronic sinus conditions. Click to learn more about WVU Sinus Center.