Ragweed allergies hit hardest in early fall

Spring may be the prime pollen season for many allergy sufferers around here.

But for others, their sneezing and watery eyes are just beginning.

That’s because ragweed pollen usually reaches its peak in mid-September. The weeds grow in most regions, typically blooming and producing a fine-powder pollen from August into November, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) says.

At Signature Medical Group, you can trust our knowledgeable allergists and immunologists to treat ragweed and a variety of other allergic conditions.

Symptoms of ragweed allergies, according to ACAAI, are:

  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Headaches
  • Irritated eyes
  • Itchy throat

Ragweed pollen can also aggravate asthma symptoms, leading to increased coughing and wheezing.

Ragweed allergies can be treated with antihistamines and other allergy medications. Your Signature Medical Group doctor may also offer immunotherapy options, including allergy shots.

So if you think you’re affected by ragweed or other allergic conditions, why wait? Make an appointment today with a Signature Medical Group doctor and start feeling better.

Choose well. Choose Signature.