What Is a Cedar Fever?

Q:
What is a cedar fever?

A:
Cedar fever is an allergic reaction to pollen from the Juniperus ashei tree, commonly known as mountain cedar, a type of juniper that has an aggresive seasonal bloom. Cedar fever is most common in December and January, when pollen counts are at their peak.

Cedar fever affects people differently and symptoms can include sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, cough, headache and sinus congestion.

Cedar fever can easily be confused with the flu or a cold and if they are severe, it is recommended that you consult a health care provider to determine what you may be suffering from and the appropriate treatment.

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