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.
A runny nose, stuffiness, and sneezing are very common
Itchy, watery, or red eyes are very common
Coughing, wheezing, chest congestion, chest tightness and shortness of breath
Seasons and Regions
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.
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