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I don't have asthma. How can I breathe easier during ragweed season especially outside? FYI I can't get to an allergist.
Congestion?: You may try an antihistamine-decongestant combination and/or Nasacort (triamcinolone) AQ spray which is now OTC- the latter takes several days to work well but is likely more effective in the long run. If the symptoms are not controlled by the above, consider running a HEPA filter or AC in the bedroom as a temporary measure (not usually practical for the whole house) . Can't you find an allergist in Portland ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Change seasons: Yes. There are many factors. One factor is the availability of the foods in your diet e.g. Fruits are plentiful in the summer and harder to buy in the winter. Ones calorie requires may vary by the season as usually people are more physically active in the summer as opposed to winter. ...Read more
See doctor...: There are many possible causes of this including bronchospasm, infection of the airways due to bacteria or virus, GERD, post-nasal drip, or even a combination of these factors. Treatment depends on the cause so see your doctor so this can be diagnosed and treated. If you smoke, you need to quit ASAP!! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer