According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, about 75% of Americans who have plant allergies are sensitive to ragweed. You’ll find common ragweed sprouting in the fields and roadsides, riverbanks, and throughout rural areas of Texas. Ragweed pollen season begins in mid-summer and continues through the middle of November. Species of ragweed account for most of the hay fever reactions experienced in the fall months. Symptoms include sneezing and runny nose, as well as itchy eyes.
If the end of summer and early fall is the worst time of year for your allergies, you may have ragweed to blame. But you’re not alone! Nearly 60 million Americans suffer from allergies. While, avoidance is a common tactic for allergy sufferers, but ragweed can be hard to avoid. Luckily there are many ways to reduce allergy symptoms and manage your allergies.
If you’re allergic to ragweed, it’s very common to be allergic to more than one type. There are seventeen types of ragweed, but only a few are responsible for allergy symptoms. Stay on top of your game and find out what ragweed are in your area!
The most common types of allergy-causing ragweed are...