Don’t Suffer with Hay Fever from Ragweed Allergies – Breathe Easy with Weed Allergy Treatments by New York City’s Dr. Shukla

Hay fever is a common condition caused by allergies that is sometimes mistaken for a cold. It usually causes congestion, watery eyes, itching, sneezing, and runny nose. This is caused by a reaction between your body’s immune system and airborne pollen, which causes the body to release histamines and other chemicals. If you experience these allergy symptoms consistently during the cool fall months, you are likely suffering from weed allergies.

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Types of Weed Allergies in New York City

Weed allergies are caused by one of the heartiest and most prolific plants in existence: ragweed. Ragweed gets its name from the coarse, hairy appearance of the plant, which smells unpleasant and has no pretty flowers. It has been impossible to eradicate and thrives in disturbed or eroded soil, such as that found near construction sites. In the fall, these plants spew large quantities of pollen into the air, causing hay fever in people throughout the city. Fortunately, these plants produce more pollen during dry years and precipitation has been heavy in New York City recently. This is not the only type of weed allergy, however, which is why it is important to be tested for other types of allergies

Other weeds that cause allergies include:

  • Cocklebur
  • Common Wormwood
  • English Plantain
  • Lambsquarter
  • Nettle
  • Rough Marshelder
  • Rough Pigweed
  • Sour Dock
Limiting exposure to ragweed pollen and other triggers can help you control the symptoms of your weed allergies.

At-Home Allergy Treatments for Weed Allergies

  • Stay indoors, especially in the early morning when pollen levels are highest.
  • Shower off after outdoor activities to remove pollen from your skin and hair.
  • Roll up your windows when traveling by car.
  • Use electrostatic filters in your home.

Stop Sniffling Allergies with Weed Allergy Treatments by Dr. Shukla

If you suffer from hay fever or other weed allergy symptoms, Dr. Shukla can develop a treatment plan for you that doesn’t require you to shut out the outside world. These may include the use of antihistamines, decongestants, anti-inflammatory medications, or immunotherapy. Contact us to schedule weed allergy treatments with Dr. Shukla today.

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