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Ragweed Allergy

August represents the beginning of ragweed season. As with any nasal allergy, if you are allergic to ragweed you can expect scratchy throats, coughing, sneezing, and itchy and watery eyes. You may also experience headaches, loss of sleep, and sinusitis. If you have asthma your allergy could exacerbate the condition.

During seasons with increased airborne allergens, if possible, try to minimize exposure. It can be difficult or impossible to completely avoid exposure. The National Allergy Bureau offers a website providing information on pollen and mold levels in your area. If you’re concerned about exposure, check to see what the levels are in your area. A link can be found at http://www.aaaai.org/nab/index.cfm?p=pollen

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