You can feel it in the air — spring allergies are fast approaching. With the changing of the seasons comes an increase of pollen and mold in the environment, which means a lot of people are going to be reaching for a box of tissues. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), pollen season can begin as early as February and last through October, although weather patterns and your location can alter the start and end dates. If you’re already dreading the return of sneezing, sniffles, stuffiness and itchy, watery or dry eyes, take steps to keep allergy symptoms from activating your immune system. Click here for some tips on how to best prepare for spring allergies.