Ragweed Hits Metro, Runny Nose and Watery Eyes Follow

Published: Aug. 18, 2016

As if there weren’t enough reasons to mourn summer’s end: It’s ragweed season.

Ragweed is an annual weed that pollinates and drops seeds in the fall, which can cause problems for those with allergies. That includes sneezing; itchy eyes, nose, ears and throat; watery eyes; a runny nose; and congestion.

It’s not a fun thing to live with,” said Dr. Andrew Gaut, an ear, nose and throat physician with Methodist Health System who works in its Council Bluffs clinic.

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