What is Ragweed and how do I know if I am allergic to it?

Updated: Aug 13, 2018

We all know the symptoms. Sneezing, coughing, and itchy eyes.

But the answer to what might be causing your allergies could be right in your backyard.

A popular plant that blooms in the Summer is called Ragweed.

Ragweed is a member of the daisy family. It has yellow flowers that produce a vast amount of pollen.

It grows all over the United States and is a common problem for allergy sufferers.

Ragweed grows from August to November and normally ends with the first frost.

According to Doctor Robert Coltharp, there are a few signs to look out for to determine if Ragweed is the cause for your allergies.

“Typically if symptoms of your allergies, especially itchy eyes and nasal drainage, worsen this time of year when outside; then ragweed and other weed and grass allergens are the problem,” said Dr. Coltharp.

Dr. Coltharp says if these symptoms apply to you to make an appointment with ENT Facial Plastic Surgery today.

“An Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist can assist in making things better by changing or augmenting your medical regimen for allergies. In some cases, we may advise allergy testing and specific allergy immunotherapy or “allergy shots” to get better control of the symptoms,” said Dr. Coltharp

About ENT Facial Plastic Surgery:

At Ear, Nose, and Throat Facial Plastic Surgery, P.A. of Hattiesburg, our specialists understand what you are going through, and will do all they can to make your tough day easier.

Our conveniently accessible location on Millsaps Drive in the center of our Hub city makes things easy for you before you even step into the office. Once inside, you’ll find yourself in a warm and courteous environment where you are welcomed in and never rushed through.

We even provide an on site surgery center to offer you the most convenient and comfortable outpatient surgery experience. Our professional and dedicated staff will walk you through each step of the surgical process from scheduling through recovery.

ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery has helped improve countless lives by helping patients hear better, breathe better, feel better and look better. We hope we can make a difference in your life, too.

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