Fall allergies have arrived and are affecting millions of Americans resulting in itchy puffy eyes, congestion and perpetual sneezing. Ragweed, a troublesome weed now in bloom, is among the culprits. Ahmad Sedaghat, MD, PhD, an associate professor in the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and UC Health physician, discusses seasonal allergies with local TV stations Fox 19 and WCPO.
“The end of summer and early fall is the peak time for ragweed allergy and for allergy to weeds in general,” explains Sedaghat. “The Ohio River Valley is a particularly bad place for allergies as geography and climate have made it an optimal environment for pollen-producing plants such as ragweed so the frequency and severity of allergies are higher in our region.”
Ragweed allergy symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion and itchy eyes, nose and throat.
Listen to Dr. Sedaghat’s interview with Fox 19.
WCPO also spoke with Dr. Sedaghat and the interview is available online.
Learn more about seasonal allergies with Dr. Sedaghat.