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Mountain Cedar Allergy Symptoms
How do you know the difference between mountain cedar allergy symptoms and those of the common cedar?
You don't: And can't find out without testing. There is some cross reactivity withost if not all cedars. ...Read more
Cedars grow as small shrubs or trees and are in the genera juniperus. They are important sources of pollen leading to allergic rhinitis and occasionally asthma. In parts of texas, mountain cedar is notorious for producing enormous amounts of pollen. Eastern red cedar (virginia juniper) occurs throughout the eastern states. Western red cedar causes occupational asthma ...Read more
Cedar.: Cedar symptoms are the same as any other inhalent allergy. If you are asthmatic, it may cause asthma, it may cause nasal or eye allergies just like ragweed. It does not cause a fever unless there is a complication. Sometimes cedar allergic patients have problems with other similar trees such as christmas boughs or trees. A tip off is that it affects patients in the winter months. ...Read more
Cedar trees/shrubs: Cedars grow as small shrubs or trees and are in the genera juniperus. They are important sources of pollen leading to allergic rhinitis and occasionally asthma. In parts of texas, mountain cedar is notorious for producing enormous amounts of pollen. Eastern red cedar (virginia juniper) occurs throughout the eastern states. Western red cedar causes occupational asthma due to plicatic acid. ...Read more
Look for fever: Fever, chills, and colored drainage are more typical of common cold symptoms. They generally last for 3-5 days. Mountain cedar allergy is commmon in the spring of the year. Depending on pollen counts, people can have lots of clear drainage, runny nose, and sneezing. Fever and chills are not seen, and symptoms can last for weeks. ...Read more
I have pretty severe hayfever. I recently relocated to San Antonio TX, which is one of the allergy capitals of the US. I have visited here for many years in the Fall, and have noticed a bad reaction to Mountain Cedar - bad headaches, sore throat, itchy
Very common as it's: High pollen count make many people feel sick there. Make sure you have a HEPA filter at home, and change your filter in your car too if you drive a lot. Take shower when you get home, and wash hair, put clothes in sealed hamper (basically decontaminate when you get in), leave jacket, shoes at door to keep your indoor environment clean and restful. May need to take OTC allergy pills to help too. ...Read more
I have cedar allergies no allergy medicine controls. Symptoms increased to constant post nasal drip w/sore throat. Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold won't help. Can't sleep?
Cedar: Cedar is a late fall, winter and early spring problem in many states. If meds are ineffective orally, I would try a mix of intranasal anithistamines and steroids. Oral or injectables should be saved for emergencies. Remember allergy is genetic and only immunotherapy can rebuild your system. I found that allergy shots help my patients. ...Read more
I need help with diagnosing my wife's bedroom allergies! Could it be the cedar closets in our new home?
Dust mite: I presume you are talking about dust mite allergy. First you will not find dust mites outdoors or in very dry climate- they cannot thrive at under 50% RH or reproduce under 65% and will be killed by sunlight exposure. However if you have asthma, it is the asthma which must be controlled before contemplating any prolonged and strenuous activities. ...Read more
I have bad seasonal allergies. On drive down through the mountains had dizzy/vertigo/numbness. Now I feel fluid behind eardrum. Worse dizziness drivin?
5yr old eos%- 9.0%, eos. 6K/UL rest of CBC normal. Has mild food and dust, cedar allergies worried if this is cancer how high is eos in kids cancer?
Reactive: Eosinophilia, for a reason, being allergic, absolute count is bit high, but not more than 600 cells/cubic ml, the cut off point to be considered as eosinophilic disorder (not in your case). Don't worry, follow up with your doctor, ? will need to repeat the count later and treat his allergies if symptomatic, best wishes ...Read more
Went to dr on mon due congestion. Diagnosis allergies due to cedar. Told to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus & claritin. Yesterday afternoon lost voice & green phlegm?
Need more: You need to get a nasal steroid +/- a nasal antihistamine plus some allergy eye drops. Although green mucus does not always indicate the presence of an infection, it may be worthwhile for you to see your doctor to rule out a sinus infection. If your symptoms are that severe from cedar, you may consider an allergy work-up as well to prepare for the next season. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: While most people who develop allergies are children or young adults, a person is never too old to develop an allergy. I have seen people in there 80's who developed dust allergies for the first time while in their 60's or 70's. Medication allergies can occur any time, but especially in older people taking multiple medications. Food allergies are less like to begin in the elderly. ...Read more
Treat day: Typically if allergy syptoms like congestion and postnasal drainage/cough are bad at night, you have to start with your day treatment. The best way I have found for my patients is by using a sinus rinse which should clear the mucosa of these particles and also rinse off the inflammatory mediators without contributing to dryness. If this is not helpful, medication or immunotherapy for treatmt. ...Read more
Unusual: First you will need to check whether the duct system has been contaminated (rodent droppings, molds etc). If so, you need to get the duct work cleaned. If your HVAC system had not worked before, the restarting of the HVAC may stir up the settled dust in the house and thus causing your allergic symptoms. If this problem persists for more than 2 weeks, check with installer. ...Read more
Avoidance: Avoidance of cats is most important. If it too difficult to avoid cars, try reducing cat dander in home...get cat out of bedroom, purchase HEPA filter, wash cat twice a week. Try medicines like oral antihistamine and steroid nasal spray. See an allergist, allergy shots to cat a possibility. ...Read more
Different types: True allergy to the rubber tree sap protein can lead to anaphylaxis, wheezing, hives, throat swelling, fainting, and in extreme cases, even death. The chemicals added during the process making rubber tree sack into latex product (called vulcanizing agents) most commonly cause contact allergy, which is usually a rash that can be itchy, burning, or blistering. ...Read more
Allergy meds: Allergies and cold often have similar symptoms. Antihistamines are good for runny nose and sneezing but less successful for congestion. While congestion from a cold may be helped by decongestants, it is often better to use prescription nasal sprays to relieve congestion from allergies. ...Read more
Allergic reaction: If you are having an allergic rewction please head to the emergency room ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more