Thursday, March 17, 2016

When Nature Calls…

Flowering Crabapple Tree 05-10-13First it was the peacocks making mating calls at all hours of the day and night.  Now it’s the trees and other flora bursting forth with their come-hither scents and dispersal of pollen that give me all the signs of a cold without actually being sick: a scratchy throat, unwanted moisture exuding from the nose, and explosive sneezes that make the dog next door bark in alarm.

It’s more annoying than anything else.  All other systems are functioning within normal parameters, but I get why the pharmaceutical industry is able to make a fortune on selling little allergy pills that suppress the symptoms — and give off unanticipated side effects like bleeding from the ears — so that the American public can go through life with a dry nose and liberation from operating heavy machinery for four to six hours at a dose.

I took a couple of leftover Nyquil tablets from my last cold last month and went to sleep early.  It helped.  Now if only those damn peacocks would get a room…

One bark on “When Nature Calls…

  1. Get a neti pot. They work wonders on sinuses. I’ve been using one for 11 years now and my sinsus problem is much better.

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