Ragweed Hits Metro, Runny Nose and Watery Eyes FollowPublished: 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.