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Allergy and ENT Doctor | Allergy and ENT doctors agree that Fall is one of the worst seasons for allergies thanks to the germination of weeds during this time of year. Fall allergies are known for their relentless attacks on patients and it can seem like you spend the entire season blowing your nose or taking medications. Learn more about the 3 weeds in the area that are normally associated with fall allergies:

Ragweed

This fall weed is responsible for a huge percentage of fall allergies. Ragweed is a green weed that looks rather inconspicuous but is notorious for its allergy causing pollen. There are over 17 species of this sneaky weed that range in different sizes and colors. Most ragweed will be easy to spot given its tall columns of light green tiny flowers that stick straight up off the plant itself. The pollen produced by the plant can be found up to 2 miles into the atmosphere and up to 400 miles away. This means that the ragweed in your own backyard could be harming you but so could the ragweed in an entirely different area. Ragweed can pollinate from August to November meaning that being outdoors will be hard for those who suffer from fall allergies.

Goldenrod

This weed is actually not the culprit for fall allergies as it doesn’t produce pollen that can be blown into the wind. However, Goldenrod goes into bloom the same time that ragweed does so it usually gets blamed for fall allergies. You’ll notice Goldenrod thanks to its bright yellow blooms but remember that it is not doing you any harm. However, look out for Goldenrod because you’ll know to watch out for Ragweed once you see the yellow flowers of Goldenrod appear.

Russian-Thistle

You may notice this lesser known fall weed if you live near a wetland area. Russian-Thistle can cause severe fall allergies and should be avoided by allergy sufferers. This is a broad-leafed weed that will most likely attract bees who pollinate its blooms. Russian-Thistle can produce pollen from late summer to well into the fall season as well.

Your Allergy and ENT doctor will be able to help treat your fall seasonal allergies as well as have other ideas on how to avoid these fall weeds. Consider contacting an Allergy or ENT doctor at your local National Allergy and Associates office today for some relief from fall allergies.

 

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