AUSTIN (KXAN) – Cedar season officially kicks off Thursday morning with the first cedar pollen of the season due to an allergen count from our expert partners at Georgetown Allergy & Asthma Center. While numbers are currently low, it marks the first time this type of Cedar pollen has been detected in the past few months.
Cedar allergy season typically begins in December and runs through February, with peak numbers of mountain cedar typically arriving in late December or early January.
Georgetown Allergy & Asthma Center says that it is difficult to predict the severity of a cedar allergy from year to year, as many factors may play a role. These include rainfall over the past year, rainfall in the previous season, and temperature fluctuations.
People with what is commonly known as “cedar fever” can experience a runny nose, stuffy nose, itchy eyes/ears/mouth, and general coma. Steps you can take to proactively deal with allergy season include:
- Close doors and windows
- Use a high-quality air filter in your home
- Wash your hands and face when you enter the house
- Watch out for pets that can bring allergens in from the outdoors
Cedar pollen levels are likely to stay low through the weekend, but cold weather next Sunday through Monday is likely to drive pollen levels higher.
Stay updated on daily pollen count from the First Alert Weather team on KXAN.com.
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