What Is Ragweed & What's It Doing To Us?Doctors say mid-August is the beginning of ragweed season. Doctors say to start taking allergy medication two weeks before allergy season.
Good Questions: Ragweed, Snoring & Building Stories Each Friday, we like to answer some of the Good Questions you've emailed us. Joanne from Woodbury has family allergic to ragweed. So, she wanted to know: What does it look like?
New Allergy Tablets May Be Pain-Free Alternative To ShotsForty percent of us suffer from some kind of seasonal allergies. But the best relief - allergy shots injected monthly or even weekly - can be painful. But Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration will consider approving an allergy tablet that gives the same kind of help, but without the pain. After years of suffering, Kris Phillips needs a weekly trip to the doctor to get relief. "My allergies are under control," Phillips said. "I can sleep through the night and not get up 10 different times because I can't breathe."
Fall Allergy Season Already Flaring Up -- And It's A DoozyThe sniffing, sneezing and itchy eyes. Fall allergy season is flaring up, and it's just the beginning. Allergy and asthma specialists say the pollen counts are high in our area.
Allergy Sufferers Deal With Tough SeasonNeal Cronin has suffered many years with allergies, and said this year is particularly bad.
Expect A Longer Ragweed SeasonIf you have hay fever, it's not what you want to hear: the ragweed season's already started and it's likely to last longer.
Good Question: Are Allergies Worse In Minnesota Than Other States?When August comes around, Cortez Jones says his allergies get him “discombobulated.” Watery eyes, runny nose. It’s part of almost every Minnesota August. The ragweed is in full bloom, pollen is flying through the air. “My allergies are worse than 5 other states I’ve been in,” wrote Kat Melgaard.