During springtime, do you get itchy, watery eyes, a runny nose, sneezing or congestion? Then you most likely have allergies. These symptoms occur as a result of your immune system’s defence mechanism when your body comes into contact with a generally harmless foreign substance (an allergen), such as pollen. Spring can be a rough time for allergy sufferers because of all the pollen from the blooming trees and flower buds. Windy days are much worse as the air is filled with allergens.