Are you a spring allergy sufferer ? Tree pollen ? It's no fun. I'd rather be sneezin' than freezin', but there are better times. When the maple trees bloom this time of year, I get a scratchy throat, itchy eyes, sometimes a runny nose all topped off with a feeling of general malaise till my system acclimates to the allergen. I take allergy medication and it seems to help a bit, but doesn’t eliminate symptoms completely. Its just one of those things we live with… an annual rite of spring. Pass the kleenex.