What Are the Symptoms?

Ragweed allergies are really your immune system trying to protect you from foreign substances like allergens. (Allergens are any substance that induces an allergy, like pollen and dust.) And while allergens are relatively harmless, some people with sensitive immune systems react to them resulting in various allergic symptoms.

The most common symptoms of ragweed-induced allergic rhinitis are hay fever-type symptoms like sneezing, itchy watery eyes, stuffy or runny nose, inflamed and itchy nose and throat.

Symptoms are generally classified as mild or moderate-severe, and depends on the severity of the symptoms and their impact on school, work or social life. Mild symptoms are usually intermittent and allow you to go about your daily activities with very little trouble. Moderate symptoms are intermittent as well but tend to interfere much more in your daily activities. (If these symptoms are persistent then they are labeled as moderate-severe.)

That’s why it’s important to speak to your doctor or allergist about your symptoms.