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.
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 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.
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