Ragweed Allergy – Part 2

How Is It Diagnosed? To identify an allergy to ragweed or one of its relatives, requires a careful medical history, a physical exam and testing. The main approach to confirm a suspected allergy is the skin sensitivity test. For this, the skin is scratched or pricked with extract of ragweed pollen. In sensitive people, the […]

Fall Allergies – Part 2

How Can I Treat My Allergies? There are many medications you can use: Steroid nasal sprays – reduce inflammation in your nose Antihistamines – help stop sneezing, sniffling, and itching Decongestants – help clear mucus out of your nose Antihistamine eye drops Immunotherapy in the form of allergy shots or oral tablets or drops You […]