Common Pigweed

Common pigweed is a prevalent weed known for causing allergic reactions in late summer and fall. Its pollen can be highly allergenic and is a common cause of hay fever and other allergic symptoms. Those sensitive to pigweed pollen may experience reactions during its peak pollination period....

Common Pigweed

When should I consider testing for Common Pigweed allergy?

If you have hay fever symptoms that align with pigweed’s pollination season, usually late summer to fall, consider an allergy test to confirm sensitivity.

What are common symptoms of Common Pigweed allergy?

  • Sneezing
  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Itchy throat
  • Coughing

Why does Common Pigweed cause allergies?

Common Pigweed releases large amounts of pollen into the air, which can trigger an immune response in sensitive individuals, leading to allergic symptoms.

How to reduce exposure to Common Pigweed pollen?

Stay indoors with windows closed during peak pollen times, use air purifiers, and shower after being outside to remove pollen from skin and hair.

Test(s) that measure/test for Common Pigweed

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