For a child, it can be one of the best parts of growing up—leaping into a stream-fed lake, sharing bunk beds with new friends, gathering around the fire in the evenings for songs or ghost stories. Camp is about discovery, freedom, and exploring an environment very different from the one back home. And it all unfolds with Mom and Dad far away.
It’s the best time of the year in the Lowcountry—temperature and humidity drop, cool breezes stream in, and the match is lit on backyard oyster roasts and fire pits. Fall in the Charleston area is a welcome and refreshing reprieve, one that sends the locals scurrying to find those packed-away sweaters and flannels, and makes outdoor activity something to be enjoyed rather than endured.
Lions and tigers and bears? Oh my. Though those animals are scary, in the Lowcountry, we have much more cause to fear fire ants, mosquitos and no-seeums. These ever-present pests swarm our hot, moist environment during the warm season and cause us everything from mild discomfort to pain and itching to life-threatening bites and stings.
Your child seems to have endless colds. They are constantly sneezing and coughing, or maybe they just complain about feeling tired and not themselves, with itchy eyes and a slightly runny nose. Maybe they even wheeze a bit, but then it seems to go away. It’s time to look into whether or not they have allergies.
From the colorful blooms to the picture-perfect weather, it’s hard to beat springtime in Charleston — except for the dreaded allergy symptoms. Many kids and adults alike suffer from allergies so severe that they end up missing school or work. Luckily, there are tons of great medications available over-the-counter that can work wonders for every member of the family.
The first days of spring are always exciting: the days get longer, the sun shines brighter, and colorful flowers start to bloom. But for many people, this also means the dreaded allergy season has begun. Sure, the weather’s great, but who wants to spend time outside if it means itchy eyes and runny noses?