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Doctor insights on: Mountain Cedar Allergy Symptoms

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more


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What are cedar allergy symptoms?

What are cedar allergy symptoms?

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

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What is the definition or description of: cedar allergy?

What is the definition or description of: cedar allergy?

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

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Can my cedar allergy cause a swollen lymph gland?

Can my cedar allergy cause a swollen lymph gland?

Yes: Commonly seen in children, allergies can cause lymph nodes to swell. Allergic antibody is actually produced in lymph nodes. Tonsils and adeoids can also swell in response to allergies. ...Read more

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How do you know the difference between mountain cedar allergies and a common cold?

How do you know the difference between mountain cedar allergies and a common cold?

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

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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

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

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What are typical symptoms of cedar allergies?

What are typical symptoms of cedar allergies?

Nasal symptoms: Cedar pollen allergy causes runny nose, congestion, sneeze and itchy/watery eyes. ...Read more

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I need help with diagnosing my wife's bedroom allergies! could it be the cedar closets in our new home?

I need help with diagnosing my wife's bedroom allergies! could it be the cedar closets in our new home?

Probably dust mite: Dust mite is the most common allergen in the bedroom. They live in your pillow, mattress, and bed linens and eat your dead skin. An allergy evaluation with a board certified allergist would be helpful in identifying the problem. ...Read more

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Bad cedar allergies, tried claritin?

Bad cedar allergies, tried claritin?

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

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Cedar Allergy (Definition)

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