How to Prepare for the Season of "Cedar Fever"

Written By Temple Allergy and Wellness on September 21, 2018

Cedar fever has reached new heights, with some suggesting it was one of the worst in history

Thanks (or no thanks) to the large amount of rain that hit the area earlier on, there was a hefty amount of pollen in the air due to a bumper crop.

What about the upcoming season?

It’s not good news – this could be even worse. 

Hurricane Harvey has provided the flora with an abundant amount of rain which means the seasonal crops at the heart of these allergies, the Ashe juniper, are ready to release copious amounts of pollen. 

When Will Cedar Fever Strike?

The worst months are often January and February, due to the vast pollen that’s produced during this time, but this can change dramatically depending on the weather and how much pollen is in the air. Essentially, you’ll need to be prepared from November to March.

If it’s windy, sunny, or cool, the pollen is capable of creating a smokescreen. 

And while the Ashe juniper isn’t technically a cedar tree, it’s nicknamed the “mountain cedar” and is Texas’s most allergenic tree. 

What Are the Symptoms of Fall Allergies? 

If you’ve just moved to Texas, you’ll have up to two years of respite from cedar allergies as they don’t often take hold until you’ve lived there for three years. 

But when you do get struck down by the fever, you’ll notice some of the following symptoms

  • Itchy and watery eyes 
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Stuffy nose
  • Mild headaches 
  • Fatigue
  • Sore throat
  • Some loss of smell
  • Facial discomfort 
  • Feeling as though your ears are blocked 

How Can You Overcome Allergies to Cedar? 

There are a number of things you can do around your home to try and combat your allergies, including keeping doors and windows closed, making sure your home is dusted and vacuumed regularly, having a shower and washing your clothes after you’ve been outside, and getting rid of cedar trees in your yard. 

Over-the-counter remedies or prescription medications may also help combat those uncomfortable symptoms. 

However, there is an innovative method that could lessen your allergy, perhaps even getting rid of it completely – allergy drops. 

These work to build up your body’s immune system by exposing it to small doses of the allergen from cedar. This helps eliminate or reduce your allergic reactions, especially if the treatment is started before the season begins. 

Beat cedar fever once and for all by calling (254) 778 6475 to book an appointment today! 

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