Ragweed allergy test


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Ragweed Allergy Test Kit

According to statistics, more than 23 million people in the U.S. suffer from ragweed allergy. It is such a bad allergy, and it can make anyone’s life miserable. It can be a serious issue with people with allergic asthma.

The Ragweed allergen rapid test is a testing device for the qualitative determination of ragweed specific Immunoglobin E (slgE) in human serum, plasma or whole blood. The test, in conjunction with other clinical observations, is intended to identify allergic symptoms caused by ragweed-specific immunoglobin E (IgE) Type I hypersensitivity.

Ragweed Allergy Test Contents

  • Test device.
  • Disposable pipette.
  • Package insert.
  • Whole blood buffer.

Ragweed Allergy Test Instructions

Ragweed Allergy Test instructions EN

What Is It?

Ragweed plants are one of the most common allergens people have to face. When you breathe in its pollen, the immune system will immediately consider it an invading substance and a cause for concern. It will trigger a response and target it like a dangerous disease.

The main reason is the pollen. Since there are more than 17 different types of this plant in the U.S., it is very difficult to avoid them during ragweed season. And this season can last up to 10 weeks. That’s a lot of time to try and avoid a common plant.

Some of these plants are:

  • Burweed marsh elder
  • Eupatorium
  • Groundsel bush
  • Mugwort
  • Rabbitbrush
  • Sage

According to the same statistics, 75% of people with Ragweed Allergy are also allergic to pollen. If you are allergic to a certain type of pollen, you are more susceptible to developing allergies to different types of pollen too.

In this case, if you are allergic to ragweed, you can develop other allergies as well.

The common symptoms for Ragweed Allergy include:

  • blue or swollen skin under the eyes swollen
  • can’t sleep well
  • congestion
  • coughing
  • Itchy
  • problems with sinuses
  • reduced sense of taste or smell
  • scratchy throat
  • Watery eyes

Why Get Tested?

It is important that you know how allergic you are to Ragweed. Some allergic reactions are mild, and others are more severe. You need to know how badly your body reacts to these allergens. That’s why it is important to get tested.

It will help you react properly when you are close to the plant. You can get tested in two different ways. You can either do a Skin Prick test or a blood test. Both ways are efficient for determining your possible triggers.

If you don’t get tested, you won’t know the status or the impact the allergen will have on the body.

When to See a Doctor

It is a good idea to see your doctor during Ragweed season. You can’t treat it. But, they can help you with the discomfort.

Not all allergic reactions are life-threatening. Allergic reactions are divided into mild and serious reactions. If you experience reactions that affect your daily life, talk to your doctor. They will help you better manage the allergy.

But, if you experience severe reactions, like anaphylaxis, you need to seek medical treatment. You need medical treatment if you:

  • Feel dizzy or confused
  • Vomit
  • Fall unconscious
  • Can’t breathe
  • Feel your blood pressure is too low
  • Feel your pulse has drastically increased