Allergens 101

Common Ragweed

Ambrosia artemisifolia

An agressive weed and a major contributor to allergic reactions during the later end of the summer. A single plant of common ragweed can produce millions of pollen grains, which usually travel long distances.

Common symptoms

  • Hay fever

    A runny nose, stuffiness, and sneezing are very common

  • Eye allergies

    Itchy, watery, or red eyes are very common

  • Asthma

    Coughing, wheezing, chest congestion, chest tightness and shortness of breath

Seasons and Regions

 

Northwest

Midwest

Northeast

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Alaska

Hawaii

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Where is Ragweed found?

Common ragweed is native to North and Central America but due to climate change, increased urbanization and long-distance transportation, it’s now widely found across the world.

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Recommended solutions

Avoid the allergen as best as you can and reduce symptoms through over-the-counter medications. If you would like to prevent your allergies from progressing or are looking for long-term relief, talk to your doctor about allergy immunotherapy or find out if you are eligible for NectarRx Allergy Treatment.

  • Check pollen counts daily

  • Use Benadryl, Claritin, or Zyrtec as needed

  • Treat with allergen immunotherapy