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Symptoms and Remedies for Winter Allergy Cedar Fever

Many times throughout the year we suffer the scourge of nasty seasonal allergy. Itchy and watery eyes, stuffed up nose, itching ears and sneezing are the common testimony of allergy infection. During winter, especially December-January Cedar fever peaks around. The progenitor of this trouble is mountain cedar trees that are found commonly in northeast Mexico and south central United States. It starts to pollinate during mid December and cast misery upon the population of central Texas. Though it spikes around December, it’s been known to start as early as October and last until March.

Ceder-Fever

What are the Symptoms?

As its name sounds, Cedar Fever doesn’t actually produce any fever, but the allergic reaction may slightly raise your body temperature. Some common symptoms like runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, nasal blockage and sneezing makes day to day life miserable for the victims making it hard to do anything. It may also appear with other symptoms like fatigue, mild headache and sore throat.

How the allergen reaches you?

The small and light pollen particles of the Cedar Tree can waft in the air and travel miles of distance, causing it to spread up to several miles. If these pollen particles stick into your nasal passages through inhalation, it enters into your body and start showing its evil nature.

How to get rid of Cedar Fever?

The only way to get rid of cedar fever is staying away from this pollen that trigger allergy. You can do it by

  • Keeping all the doors and windows closed while pollen count is normally high.
  • Avoid outdoors as best as you can until a good rain occurs.
  • Take a shower and change cloth after being outdoors for a long time. Pollen may land on your clothes, hairs and shoes.
  • Dust your home frequently with a damp cloth.
  • Bathe your pets often; pollen may stick to their hairs and skin.

Nasal Irrigation is a good remedy?

You can try nasal irrigation with a Neti pot to flush out the allergen and excess mucus. This is the best drug free remedy and can be practiced at home.

If you approach a doctor?

Medical treatment for Cedar fever is also possible and it includes a doctor prescribing certain nasal sprays, anti-histamines and other anti-inflammatory drugs. By taking allergy medications as prescribed may help you get relief from the allergy. If you have fallen victim to Cedar fever earlier and think it may create trouble for you in winter, you can approach your healthcare provider in early fall to know about the treatment plan.

Our walk-in clinic welcome you for any kind of allergic treatment and advice that help get you back to being better. Our clinic is open seven days of the week from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM