You are viewing Allergic Living United States | Switch to Canada
Allergies, Asthma & Gluten-free

SIGN UP For Our Free e-Newsletter

Click To See Past Newsletters
Pollen Allergy

Get A Grip On Ragweed Allergy

How to beat the Weed
1. Pull out ragweed in and around your property no later than the end of July. This prevents flowering and the spread of its harmful pollen.

2. Remove or mow down ragweed plants wherever you see them. Seeds can survive for 40 years, so eliminating the weeds is crucial.

3. Check pollen forecasts, and plan outdoor activities for days when counts are low.

4. Minimize time outdoors during the middle of the day, when counts are the highest.

5. Keep pollen out by closing doors and windows, and using air conditioning and HEPA air filters.

6. Wash hands frequently; take a shower and change clothes after being outside.

7. Do not hang laundry outside; it will collect pollen.

8. Talk to your allergist about treatment options and develop a plan of action before allergy season hits.

Next: Finding Relief from Ragweed Allergy