Ragweed Allergy Symptoms
The common symptoms of ragweed allergy are the same as those for other common pollen allergies such as Hayfever. These symptoms are brought on by the immune system making an abnormal over reaction to the pollen allergens that enter the body, usually by being breathed in. The immune system is trying to expell these allergens from your body and this causes the symptoms listed below.
Ragweed allergy symptoms will be experienced throughout the ragweed season which runs in the months between July and October every year and effects people throughout the USA but most severely across the mid, eastern, southern and eastern states.
As previously mentioned the main ragweed allergy symptoms are those of common Hayfever and are displayed below:
- Stuffy or runny nose
- Swelling around the eyes
- Irritation to the eyes
- Irritation around the nose
- Throat irritation
- Coughing and Wheezing
- As though you have a permanent cold
- Breathing problems if the person suffers from Asthma
- Sleep deprivation due to other symptoms
- Allergic Rhinitis which in itself is: Symptoms of a 'permanent cold'
- Blocked stuffy nose
- Headaches and earache
- Constant sore throats and postnasal drip
- Sleep disturbances and snoring
- Loss of taste and smell
- Poor concentration
Any one of these symptoms on their own may not indicate an allergic reaction to ragweed, but if you're suffering from several of these symptoms then it is likely that you are a sufferer and seeking relief immediately can make your life a lot easier.
In relation to displaying symptoms of allergic Rhinitis (inflamation of the nasal passage), it is vital to have this condition checked out by a doctor and treated as people that suffer severely from this can go on to develop Asthma (inflamation of the lungs).
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