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How do I tell if I have ragweed allergies or a cold?

This chart may help you determine if you have allergies or a cold. See your doctor for a medical diagnosis.

Cold Ragweed Allergy
Occurrence and duration of symptoms Symptoms often develop over several days but should clear up within a week. Symptoms occur all at once after exposure to an allergen, and can last as long as you are exposed to the trigger.
Symptoms Can include fever, body aches and pains, along with allergy symptoms. Runny or stuffed nose, sneezing, watery and itchy eyes.
Time of Year More common during winter. More common in spring through fall, when plants are pollinating.

How are ragweed allergies diagnosed

In order to determine whether or not you have an allergy to ragweed, you can expect your doctor to:

    • Ask questions about your medical history
    • Give you a physical exam
    • Perform tests

Click here for more details about what to expect when you visit the doctor.

How do I tell if my allergies are seasonal or year round?

Seasonal allergies are caused by a wide variety of outdoor allergens such as pollen. These allergies tend to fade when the plants you are sensitive to, stop pollinating.

Perennial or year round allergies are usually caused by an indoor substance you’re exposed to everyday like dust mites, molds, insects and animal dander.

Sometimes it may take a while to figure out which allergies you may have. To be absolutely sure, don’t hesitate to see your doctor or an allergist.

What is a pollen count?

A pollen count is the measurement of the number of grains of pollen in a cubic metre of air. The higher the number, the more people will suffer if they are allergic to a particular pollen.

Why are my allergies worse some years than others?

Your allergy symptoms and their severity can easily vary from year to year based on the weather from the previous year as well as many other factors. Warm, dry and breezy weather after sunrise helps the release and spread of pollen. Allergy symptoms are usually less on days with rain, clouds and without wind.

How do I know if POLLINEX®-R is appropriate for me?

If your doctor has confirmed that you have ragweed allergies, take our quick POLLINEX®-R test to see if it might be appropriate for you. It is important to discuss with your doctor the possibility of taking POLLINEX®-R.

Will POLLINEX®-R interfere with other medications I’m taking?

Always tell your doctor about any prescription, over-the-counter and/or herbal/natural remedies you are taking. It is important to also tell them about any supplements you take.

I have a medical condition. Is POLLINEX®-R suitable for me to use?

Only your doctor can decide whether or not POLLINEX®-R is appropriate for you if you have an existing medical condition. Be sure to tell your doctor about your medical history and any conditions you may have.

Is POLLINEX®-R suitable for children?

POLLINEX®-R is only for people over 8 years of age with ragweed allergies.

Medical Information:

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If you are reporting an adverse event related to POLLINEX®-R, call:

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