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Frosty nights bring end to ragweed allergies

Published: Oct. 15, 2018 at 11:30 PM EDT
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Temperatures adding an extra bite to the air this week, dipping down close to the freezing mark for the first time this season.

Many sufferers from pollen allergies such as ragweed welcome colder nights, as frost helps to rid symptoms like sneezing, runny nose and congestion.

With a few chances for frost coming up, Dr. Safadi, Board Certified Allergist from the Allergy Clinic Ohio says he expects ragweed pollen will come to an end.

"Frost has the impact of basically destroying the ability of the plants to produce more pollen. I have only seen very few amounts of ragweed during the last week or so"

Frost this week will likely kill off any remaining ragweed pollen, but Dr. Safadi says allergies from mold will continue to be a factor for the next 4 to 8 weeks.