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Doctor insights on: Ragweed Allergy Season

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When does ragweed allergy season end?

When does ragweed allergy season end?

Ragweed season: Depends on the part of the country you're in. Generally, however, it runs from mid-july until the first hard frost. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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When does the ragweed allergy season start and end in california?

When does the ragweed allergy season start and end in california?

Don't worry about it: I don't know if any body has taken it over the rockies. But it is not supposed to be in california. If some body did take it over then it should still bloom around august 15th .In areas of no frost in southern california, it would behave like in southern florida where it blooms again in the end of april. ...Read more

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It's ragweed allergy season. How do you prevent yourself from the suffering allergies induce?

It's ragweed allergy season. How do you prevent yourself from the suffering allergies induce?

Ragweed: It is a little early for ragweed but fall will be here soon. Immunotherapy to build a new resistance against ragweed works best for prevention since allergy is a hereditary disease. ...Read more

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Dirty air in your house a risk if ragweed allergy?

NO: Ragweed is a specific plant, which usually results in allergy symptoms in the fall. ...Read more

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Whats best way to deal with ragweed allergy?

Multiple: Any of the otc allergy medications, such as claritin, zyrtec, or Allegra will help. For eye symptoms, try zaditor (ketotifen). ...Read more

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What is the medical term for ragweed allergy?

Ragweed: Allergy to ambrosia artermisifolia in the asteracea family but most of us call it a ragweed allergy. ...Read more

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Can you get itchy skin from ragweed allergy?

Can you get itchy skin from ragweed allergy?

Yes: Ragweed, besides causing typical allergy symptoms of sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, is a photosensitizer; so the combination of ragweed oil on the skin plus sunlight can cause itching. ...Read more

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Ragweed allergy or something else? Does it even matter which pollens are the problem?

Ragweed allergy or something else?  Does it even matter which pollens are the problem?

Allergic rhinits: Allergy to pollen, ragweed or otherwise, produce the same symptoms of nasal stuffiness, sneezing, runny nose, itchy nose and eyes and puffy eyelids. Also, treatment is the same. ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with ragweed allergy, if you don't go to a doctor?

What is the best way to deal with ragweed allergy, if you don't go to a doctor?

Allergic rhinitis: Otc antihistamines usually help control your allergy symptoms. If not, prescription nasal antihistamines and steroids will also work. Otc nasal sprays are usually indicated to unclog the nose. Caution should be exercised when using neosynephrine as its chronic use will only worsen nasal congestion. ...Read more