August is upon us again.
August is the last month of Summer Break for the kids.
August is a hot month. August is a great month for swimming, going to the lake, and vacationing.
And August is Ragweed pollination month!
Ragweed pollen starts increasing in August and spreads through the air most actively through September. Just look at the Google search trends for "Ragweed" (below) and you will see how, consistently over the past 5 years, Ragweed has peaked in late August/early September!
Symptoms of ragweed allergy can mimic a sinus infection, but antibiotics are not the way to treat ragweed allergy. Symptoms may include the following:
Treatment includes symptomatic relief and preventative measures, including:
So be ready for that annual oxymoron of a condition, The Summer Cold, to try to interrupt your fun. Get back on those allergy medications or seek help now to prevent feeling miserable when the ragweed pollen counts peak!
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