Catching Mountain Cedar Fever?

The 2017 “Mountain Cedar Fever” season has turned out to be one of the worst ever. With 2018 right at its heels. Abundant rain earlier in the year from Hurricane Harvey helped produce a bumper crop of malicious pollen breathing new life into cedar trees. Children to adults suffer from the allergic reactions of Mountain Cedar.

The source is known as cedar fever is actually Ashe juniper; though not a cedar tree, it’s referred to as Mountain Cedar. These trees typically produce pollen from January to February, but sometimes the season can last until March 1. Now is the time to seek a medical specialist who can not only allergy test you and/or your child but set you on the road to being allergy free.

Symptoms of Cedar Fever

  • Allergic inflammation
  • Ear plugging
  • Facial discomfort
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Irritation from contact
  • Itchy eyes
  • Stuffy head

Indoor Remedies for Mountain Cedar

  • Change your air filters
  • Dust your home with a damp cloth and vacuum with a HEPA filter weekly
  • Shower and change your clothes daily
  • Do not wear your clothes you were outside in on your bed
  • Bathe pets often
  • Keep your doors and windows closed
  • Eliminate cedar trees in your yard
  • Call your allergist!

The key to a remedy is early treatment, but it’s not too late now. If you’re suffering from Cedar Fever and ready to see a specialist call Dr. Jeff West today.

Dr. Jeffery West is a Rockwall Otolaryngologist specializing in allergies and ENT surgery. Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngologists, Dr. West is Medical Director of Lakeside Allergy ENT with offices in Rockwall, Forney, and Wylie Texas. Named Top10MD in 2016 – an honor only 1-in-3 doctors succeed within the United States. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeff West, click on his profile or call his office at 972-771-5443.