Allergens 101

Pigweed

Ambrosia artemisifolia

One of the most allergenic weeds in the world, pigweed is an insect and wind-pollinated plant commonly found in pasturelands, and farming fields.

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

 

Northwest

Midwest

Northeast

Southwest

South Central

Southeast

Alaska

Hawaii

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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).

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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

  • 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