Mountain Cedar season isn’t far away. Within a few months we’ll begin to see those big clouds of yellow pollen hanging ominously over everything! If you are one of the many people who suffer with an allergy to mountain cedar pollen, check out these five steps to take to prepare for mountain cedar season.
First, start now! Get a jump on things by starting your over-the-counter allergy medicines and routines now. Don’t wait until you’re already suffering with itchy eyes and sneezing to start.
Next, recognize the symptoms. Common symptoms of “cedar fever” include itchy and watery eyes, nasal congestion, sneezing, and a runny nose. You may also feel fatigued and feel pressure behind your eyes or in your ears.
Plan ahead for ways to reduce contact with pollen in your home and when you are out and about. Wear a hat and sunglasses when you’re outside. These can help to keep pollen away from your face. At home keep your windows closed, take off your shoes as soon as you enter, and if you’ve been outside for long periods, take a quick shower and change clothes.
Then, make an appointment to see Dr. Hallett to discuss oral immunotherapy allergy drops. These drops can help alleviate your allergy symptoms and are created specifically for YOU and YOUR allergies.
Finally, follow us on Facebook for weekly pollen count updates or check those out here! We hope these five steps to take to prepare for mountain cedar season keep you healthy and away from the worst of the allergy symptoms this winter!