Why Ragweed will be worse this season and what you can do about it

September marks the time of Ragweed season. This year it could be worse than usual due to the large amount of rain that we saw towards the end of Summer.

Ragweed causes what’s commonly known as hay fever for 23 million Americans and can leave you sneezing, with a runny nose or nasal congestion or even irritate your eyes, throats or leave you with a headache. Luckily, there are some effective ways to fight off this Fall allergen

Here’s 4 ways to fight Ragweed:

  • Wash your face and change clothes when you get home or come back inside; this will help reduce the amount of pollen on your body.
  • Track pollen count to stay ahead of particularly bad days (KXAN offers a daily Allergy Report)
  • Don’t be tempted by the Autumn breeze to open your windows in your home or car. Keep windows closed. Running the air conditioner can help clean the air as well, even if it’s not hot inside.
  • Get a HEPA filter to eliminate all allergens in your home. As much as you try, you won’t be able to escape all of the Ragweed pollen in the air. The HEPA filter can help clean up the inevitable spores in your home.

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