Allergy in Winter

Posted at 5:16 pm on 01/21/2015 by Powlin V. Manuel MD, MBA, MS.
Asthma

Asthma

 

Cedar Allergy

Winter is not the season usually associated with pollen allergy. However, pollen grains from certain trees appear in Winter, which can induce allergic reaction on inhalation leading to sneezing, wheezing, and triggering of asthma attack. Pollen grain from mountain cedar trees, which grows in abundance in the Southern United States is a predominant source of allergy in December.”The pollen appears copiously from late fall to late winter” inducing misery to patients with sinus allergy and asthma. Other Juniper species include red eastern cedar.

Cedar Allergy

Cedar Allergy

Treatment for allergy to cedar pollen is basically allergy shots; pollen extract immunotherapy produces significant decreases in symptoms during the cedar pollen season. Patients experiencing worsening of allergy symptoms during winter may consult allergists for possible immunotherapy (allergy shots).

Juniper allergy

Juniper Allergy

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