What is mugwort allergy?

Mugwort is a very common aromatic herb that grows near roads, in meadows, along streams and especially in nitrogen-rich soils.

It can be found in all Italian regions and typically flowers in summer.

«Allergies can cause asthma and affect life quality»

The most common symptoms

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Reddened itchy eyes, tearing
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Clogged itchy and runny nose
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Sneezing, dry cough
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Difficulty breathing, wheezing

Sensitivity to this pollen is often associated with sensitisation to other pollens and generally affects less than 10% of pollen susceptible individuals.
Mugwort allergic patients often have symptoms associated with oculorhinitis and may also be asthmatic.

Useful information

Mugwort generally produces large amounts of pollen, which is highly allergenic and peaks between early August and late September.

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Cross-reactivity with pollens of the same family, such as ragweed, is very frequent; other cross-reactivities can be found with foods such as banana, celery, parsley, carrot, honey, fennel and camomile.

Short guide

  • 1.
    Recognize symptoms
  • 2.
    Find out and investigate
  • 3.
    Consult a specialist doctor
  • 4.
    Start a treatment path