With the onset of pollinating season, people all over the world suffer from allergic fevers. You may notice Cedar Fever Symptoms during this season which is triggered by the pollens of Cedar tree. When the pollen comes in contact with the body then due to the reactions our body shows various symptoms. The pollens have higher carbohydrate content due to which it can affect even those who are normally not affected by seasonal allergies. These pollens can travel for miles so even if there are no Cedar trees in your neighborhood, you may suffer from Cedar. The Cedar Fever Symptoms lasts longer than normal fever which can stretch up to six weeks.
Major Cedar Fever Symptoms:
If the pollens enters the eyes it causes excessive itching and irritation in the eyes. Eyelids will swell up and dark patches may appear under the eye. Red eyes and tearing too are Cedar Fever Symptoms affecting the eyes.
At peak season when the pollen count is high, we may breathe in pollens along with the air. It sticks in the nasal passage. This may cause clear runny nose which is caused due to excess fluid sent by the histamine which is produced in the body due to the allergy.
Excess mucus in the nasal passage can get accumulated in the sinus and throat which causes stuffy nose in a person. You may suffer from sinusitis which is inflammation of the sinus in reaction to the allergen.
In order to clear the nose from mucus and pollen you may sneeze frequently. This can become very annoying at times when the symptom continues for several weeks.
If the pollen sticks in the throat then it may cause severe itching which is very discomforting. Also excess mucus accumulates in the throat due to which you may suffer from coughing.
Those suffering from Cedar Fever complain of persistent mild headache and also itching in the ears. The stress due to constant sneezing, coughing and uneasiness may trigger mild headache in the person.
Cedar Fever Symptoms can effectively be reduced by taking antihistamines. Eye drops and nasal sprays provide relief to a great extent from itching and runny nose. You can take preventive steps before the season starts like nasal and oral regimens, also immunotherapy can also be used to reduce the chances of allergy by the pollen grains. Keep the doors and windows closed during peak season and cover your nose when going out if especially if cedar trees are present in your locality.