Allergens 101

Nettle

Urtica dioica

A fast-growing perennial plant found in meadows, near buildings, and in nitrate-rich soils. Nettle is sometimes used for salads, soups, tea, colouring, as a curdling agent, and in herbal remedies.

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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Midwest

Northeast

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South Central

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Alaska

Hawaii

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Where is Nettle found?

Nettle is found all over the United States and throughout Europe, western Asia and North Africa, and has been introduced to Australia and parts of South America.

Bottle

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