Ragweed Allergies Worse Than Ever

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If you're eyes are watering and your nose is running at this time, it's probably allergies. Ragweed allergies are at just at the start of the worst time of the year in Mid-Michigan.

Ragweed plants are found all over the United States, and their pollen is spread when the wind blows, affecting millions of Americans nationwide.

Ragweed pollen is one of the most potent offenders. The pollen causes an allergic reaction in the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs. Symptoms are similar to a common cold, such as runny or congested nose, watery and itchy eyes, throat irritation, and even wheezing. But the symptoms can last weeks to months.

Dr Gupta, an allergist in Lansing, says the allergy medications available are very effective. People with symptoms should talk to their doctor to find which medication would work best for them. It's best to find a medication that won't cause drowsiness.