You’re sneezing like crazy. Sneezing in the morning, the afternoon and night. You’re congested, a little dizzy and fed up. You might actually be allergic to dust mites or tree pollen or even your neighbor’s dog. Or maybe it isn’t allergies at all. Maybe it is something worse. Like a chronic sinus infection. How do you know?
Ragweed pollen is one of the most common causes of hay fever, and it affects one in five Americans and 85% of allergy sufferers. There are over 15 species of ragweed pollen in the U.S., and it can thrive just about anywhere, from the humid Northwest to the desert-dry Southwest. However, ragweed plants are most commonly found in rural areas and open spaces that get abundant sunshine. And just one tiny plant can produce up to a billion grains of pollen in one season.