If the symptoms of ragweed allergies are the same as other seasonal allergies, how are you supposed to tell if you’re allergic to ragweed, or if your symptoms are being caused by some other allergen, like tree pollen or grass pollen?
Well, the only way to be absolutely sure is to see an Ohio allergist at Premier Allergy & Asthma. We can run tests to determine the cause of your allergies, and make sure that you get the diagnosis and treatment you need. But one big clue is the time of year when your allergies tend to worsen.
Ragweed pollen is not released in the spring or for most of the summer. Usually, it begins to spread in early August, with peak spread in the middle of September. After this, ragweed pollen levels start to drop, though it can still be present as late as November in some areas of the country.