A wind-pollinated, moderately allergenic annual weed. Goosefoot is often used as a food source for livestock and is consumed as a cooking herb. Additionally, its seeds are used to prepare dark flour for gruel or bread.
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 Goosefoot found?
Native to Europe, goosefoot is found all over the world and is particularly abundant in the Middle East.
A single goosefoot plant can produce around 20,000 pollen grains in a season.
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
Wear a mask, sunglasses and/or nasal filters when outdoors
Opt for air conditioning during pollen season
Avoid freshly cut grassy areas
Shower after exposure
Use Benadryl, Claritin, or Zyrtec as needed
Treat with allergy immunotherapy