It’s ragweed Season.
Most of us are enjoying the warmer temperatures that summer brings and still have many ‘fun in the sun’ activities planned for the month of August. Then it happens…… sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, red, itchy, watery eyes. A summer cold, right? Think again. In the heart of summer, it’s easy to forget that ragweed season is lurking around the corner. Many people don’t realize that now is the optimal time to begin treatment for ragweed allergy.
According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, seasonal allergy symptoms affect more than 23 million Americans. Ragweed pollen is a major culprit of fall allergy symptoms and in our region begins in early to mid-August. It continues until the first hard frost of the season. It’s easy to see why…. even though a ragweed plant only lives for one season, that one plant can produce 1 BILLION pollen grains! Warmth, humidity, and breezes all help this very lightweight pollen travel easily by air.
Ragweed allergy can be managed to improve the quality of your life, and help you enjoy the rest of your summer! See the experienced allergists at Allergy & Clinical Immunology Associates for proper diagnosis and treatment of your allergy symptoms. With our state-of-the-art allergy testing, medication therapies, and counseling, we can provide you with the best plan of care to manage your ragweed allergy. Make an appointment today!