Trimming down the probability of exposure and contact to ragweed is really the only preventive measure known. If you are a seasonal sufferer of this particular allergy, you may have done some preventive measures yourself. There are some ways to avoid exposure to ragweed. First, your area may have a government of non-government agency that records the latest information and activity about ragweed pollen.
Get the facts to help you avoid certain places infested by ragweed. It is also advisable to keep your car windows and other openings tightly closed especially when traveling in nearby places where ragweed is abundant. Not only has your car, but keep your doors and windows at home closed at all timed. In this time of season, it is better to use air conditioning inside the home. Also, pollen can accumulate on your skin and hair so it is best to take a bath or shower after staying some time outside. Your clothes can also gather pollen hence wash them immediately and do not hang your clothes or any sheets, bedspread, and the like outside.
If you can help it, lessen your going out especially between 10AM until 4PM as pollen count usually hit its highest point during this time frame. Lastly, stay away from other known allergens all through this season. Symptoms of ragweed allergy are not due to ragweed alone. It is also an upshot of collective non-allergic triggers and scores of different allergens.
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