Ambrosia wormwood, an allergy that starts to annoy people from the end of July and until the first frost, is a very insidious plant. It is a weed that spreads so quickly that it is not possible to fight it. But the most unpleasant thing is that the allergy to ambrosia, when the flowering of this plant begins, can appear even in those who have never been allergic. To do this, it's enough to live there for a while, where the ragweed blossoms, for a few weeks to breathe it with pollen. What is the allergy to ragweed? There can be several signs.
Allergies to ragweed bloom
In places where the herb ragweed always grows, many do not have allergies. As a rule, local residents develop immunity to its pollen. The trouble is that this weed spreads very quickly, moreover, when blossoming with wind, particles of pollen can carry away 400 km from the place where the plant is. By the way, one ragweed bush produces billions of pollen grains. Securing yourself in such conditions is very difficult, especially considering the fact that an allergy can begin at any time and at anyone. You need to be on the alert!
Frequent symptoms with ragweed allergy
If you start allergic to ragweed pollen, you will learn about this almost immediately. The body in order to eliminate allergen as quickly as possible, involves all the resources: tears, sweat, runny nose, cough. The immune system will work in a strengthened mode, so headaches, lowering of pressure and temperature rise are not ruled out.
The main symptoms of allergy to ambrosia include:
- a prolonged runny nose;
- pain and sore throat;
- frequent bouts of coughing, wheezing;
- post-nasal syndrome (a process where masses of mucus through the nose enter the esophagus);
- redness of the eyes and increased tear;
- swelling of the mucosa.
These signs are also characteristic for some catarrhal and viral diseases, so do not rush to diagnose yourself as an "allergy". Make sure that the day before you were not supercooled and did not communicate with sick people. In children, the allergy is often accompanied by an increase in body temperature, so it is very easy to confuse it with ARVI .
Other signs of an allergy to ragweed
All of the above symptoms are signs not only of allergy to ragweed, but of any other allergic reaction to pollen. They occur when the stimulus gets on the mucous membrane, it contacts the human skin. But in the case of ambrosia, there are additional symptoms that will help determine the type of allergy. If you are allergic to this plant, in addition to itching, sneezing and other "delights", the following deviations may occur:
- increased irritability;
- insomnia ;
- frequent headaches;
- violation of smell and perception of the taste of products;
- difficulty hearing;
- swelling of the lips;
- depressed mood;
- poor concentration of attention.
Business of the professional
Finally, to determine that you are allergic, and this allergy is to the ragweed pollen, only a doctor can. To do this, you will need to take tests and pass a test for allergic reactions. Only after this it will be possible to prescribe the appropriate treatment. Therefore, no matter what symptoms of an allergy you have not recorded, taking the necessary precautions, go to an appointment with a specialist. So you will protect yourself against possible complications, such as asthma and bronchial inflammation. Also, it should be borne in mind that it is impossible to cure completely from ragweed allergy, so if you have it once, next year in the same period you need to take preventive measures, or even better - go on vacation. Away from the allergen!