If you find that each year you experience nasal stuffiness and congestion this time of year, it could be the tree.
It starts with a fever, poor appetite and sore throat and in a few days painful sores develop in the mouth.
Ragweed tends to grow in places where you may not be paying a lot of attention, like along the road, or at the far edge of a property. It’s pollen spreads easily.
We’ll concede that a game about mucus-eating monsters sounds a bit … out there. But once you play Gesundheit!, you’ll get the appeal.
An article in the journal Nature on the origin of allergic responses challenges conventional views that allergy is due to our immune response going out of control.
Trees with high pollen concentrations are part of the reason why Philadelphia is the 14th worst city for spring allergies.