’Cedar fever’ hitting San Antonians with a vengeance
SAN ANTONIO, TX – An unwelcome annual post-holiday guest is making many San Antonians feel miserable. “Cedar fever” has returned, causing people to reach for the tissues, and some even heading to their allergists for treatment. Cedar fever has San Antonians reaching for the tissues (KSAT 12 News)“The typical runny nose, sneezing, congested, along with irritated, itchy eyes,” said Dr. Ted Freeman, describing the symptoms he has been seeing lately at his San Antonio Asthma and Allergy Clinic. Unlike the flu, cedar fever actually does not produce fever in its sufferers. “Unless you want to leave the San Antonio area from January through February or March, it's really going to be hard to avoid mountain cedar,” Freeman said.
Achoo! Mountain cedar season is in full swing
No matter how you feel it, many of us are battling through mountain cedar season -- which runs from December through February every year. Technically, mountain cedar trees aren’t cedar trees at all! Mountain "cedar" trees are actually ashe juniper trees. (KSAT 12)How to treat a mountain cedar allergyBecause everyone reacts differently to a mountain cedar allergy, most allergists suggest using many different treatments. For a nifty video explaining mountain cedar pollen that you can share with your friends, check out Kaiti Blake’s explanation below: