Allergens 101

Russian Thistle

Salsola kali

Native to Europe and Asia, russian thistle is now present all over the world. This weed thrives in dry, aird, and semi-arid regions and is found in wastelands, cultivated fields, along beaches, in deserts, or invaded grasslands.

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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Northeast

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Alaska

Hawaii

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Where is Russian Thistle found?

Russian thistles are found in North America, Africa, Australia, Europe, and Asia. Within America, they are found in California, Oregon, Florida and Washington.

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

  • Opt for air conditioning during pollen season

  • Wash bedding often with hot water

  • Use asthma and allergy air filters

  • Use Benadryl, Claritin, or Zyrtec as needed

  • Treat with allergen immunotherapy