Spring brings buds, but it also brings allergies. (Source: Kevin Goodman)
Have you been waking up with red, itchy eyes or stuffed up sinuses? You're not suffering alone.
A nice spring day in Cleveland provides an opportunity for many to enjoy the outdoors, but spring has brought something else: pollen! Many people who suffer from allergies, like Marie Shrout, can barely handle it.
"It's horrible. I try to go outside, but if it's too bad, I just go back in," she says.
Shrout isn't alone. Many in northeast Ohio are suffering from allergy attacks because of what experts call a "pollen tsunami."
Although most trees release their pollen in early spring, that long winter we had delayed the process until now, which is when plants and grass are beginning to release their pollen.