Do you have seasonal allergies? If you do, then there is a highly possibility that you are allergic to at least one type of plant, like ragweed for instance. Ragweed pollen is one of the triggers of seasonal allergies. When pollens from ragweed plants are carried into the air, they can stick to the eyes, nose or throat lining triggering allergy symptoms. Therefore, if someone allergic to ragweed inhales its pollens, this would result the body to produce more histamine, which triggers the appearance of allergy symptoms.
One of the early and common symptoms of ragweed allergy is sneezing. The moment someone with ragweed allergy inhales or comes in contact with its pollens, sneezing will immediately start. After that other symptoms will follow which include nasal congestion, runny nose, and watery eyes. In some cases, people with ragweed allergies may also experience a reduced sense of taste and smell.
Meanwhile, persistent nasal congestions can cause the sufferer to also feel sinus pressure over the eyes, and the cheekbones. It is also possible that sinus headaches may be triggered. Individuals who suffer from blocked or congested sinuses can experience muffled hearing and ear pains.
Post-nasal drip caused by a runny nose, on the other hand, may trigger dry cough and itchy throat. Itchiness may also be felt at the mouth’s roof. If ragweed pollen finds its way to the eyes, this can cause unpleasant eye symptoms which include redness, watery eyes and itchiness, among others. Persistent exposure to ragweed pollen may trigger other bodily symptoms.
During allergy season, people with ragweed allergy will have difficulty sleeping due to uncomfortable and unpleasant nasal symptoms. Lack of sleep will leave seasonal allergy sufferers feeling agitated and tired. Some allergy sufferers will even loss their appetite when their allergy symptoms go from bad to worse.
Note that ragweed allergies have the same signs and symptoms as with other types of allergies. Therefore to identify your allergy trigger, it is advised that you see a doctor. Your doctor will request allergy testing to determine your specific allergy trigger.