Allergens 101

Goosefoot

Chenopodium album

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.

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

 

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Alaska

Hawaii

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Where is Goosefoot found?

Native to Europe, goosefoot is found all over the world and is particularly abundant in the Middle East.

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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

  • 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