It is impossible to completely avoid Tree Pollen Allergy because of two reasons. One is that trees produce very large quantities of pollen and two is pollen gets distributed in large coverage area ranging miles. Your strategy has to be to reduce the exposure as much as possible. While buying house, ensure that some of the trees that cause pollen allergy are not present in the backyards of the house you are buying as well as in the neighbors’ backyards.
Which Tree Causes Pollen Allergy?
There are more than 100 types of tress that cause pollen allergy. Most common among them are Oak, Pine, Walnut, Sycamore, Olive, Hickory, maple, palm, willow, Fig, Pear, Plum, Fir, Palm, Redwood and Elm.
If you are prone to tree pollen allergy then you must take precautions to remain far away from the exposure to these trees.
Symptoms of Tree Pollen Allergy
As early as January, the symptoms of tree pollen allergy will begin to appear and they last up to end of spring. This is the time when the trees begin to produce flowers and the new leaves.
Symptoms of tree pollen allergies are very similar to other allergy symptoms including a runny, stuffy and/or congested nose, sneezing, watery eyes and itchy throat and eyes.
How to Prevent Tree Pollen Allergy?
Bad news! You just can’t prevent it if you are prone to tree pollen allergy. At best you can reduce the exposure. You have to learn to live with it.
How to treat Tree Pollen Allergy?
Home remedies work well in some cases. Closing your windows during morning hours, sleeping with your head high on pillow, taking saline sinus rinse etc will reduce the symptoms.
Tree pollen can accumulate on your hair and cloths, therefore frequent shower after outdoor visits and wearing new cloth will significantly reduce the symptoms.
Over the counter medication may help in some cases, but medical attention is required for sever cases of tree pollen allergy.
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