One of the most allergenic weeds in the world, pigweed is an insect and wind-pollinated plant commonly found in pasturelands, and farming fields.
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 Pigweed found?
Pigweed is found in many parts of the world, including Europe, Saudi Arabia, India, Iran, Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, Korea, Mozambique, Mexico, and the United States. Within America, pigweed is found in the Southeast, South Central, Northeast, Midwest, and Southwest regions. It is essentially found in every state except those in the Northwest (Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington).
Pigweed was one of the most important crops for the ancient Aztecs. hey made a dough by combining ground seed of pigweed, corn, and honey. They ate the mixture during various ceremonies.
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
Wash bedding often with hot water
Opt for air conditioning during pollen season
Use asthma and allergy air filters
Use Benadryl, Claritin, or Zyrtec as needed
Treat with allergen immunotherapy