Seasonal allergies are very common in the Willamette Valley and tend to peak in the Eugene area in late spring to early summer. The south valley region has some of the highest pollen counts in the country during the peak season. Because of this, students from other areas who normally don’t experience allergies may experience them while attending the UO.
There are two primary approaches to dealing with seasonal allergies—avoiding or minimizing pollen contact, and treating symptoms. The UHC Pharmacy has compiled a self-care guide on the use of over-the-counter (OTC) medications to treat symptoms, as well as suggesting steps to minimize exposure to pollen.