Tree Pollen Allergy Symptoms and Treatment

There are thousands of tree species, but there are several that seem to cause the most allergy symptoms.There are thousands of tree species, but there are several that seem to cause the most allergy symptoms.

  • Alder
  • Ash
  • Beech
  • Birch
  • Cedar
  • Elm
  • Hickory
  • Maple
  • Mulberry
  • Oak
  • Poplar
  • Sycamore
  • Walnut

Symptoms of tree allergy are of typical hay fever symptoms, like:

  • Runny nose
  • Itchy, watery, burning eyes
  • Sore throat
  • Sinusitis
  • Coughing
  • Headache

For those with tree allergy, certain foods might cause localized reactions – like itchy throat – as well. It’s called Oral Allergy Syndrome.  Because the protein structures in foods like fruits and vegetables are similar to the tree pollen, they can cause itching and tingling to the mouth and throat, too. For example, if you’re allergic to birch trees, consuming apple, carrot, celery, peach, potato and more during the pollen season may cause additional symptoms.

If there is one tree that seems to notoriously cause the most symptoms for people, it’s mountain cedar trees. These trees are found primarily in Texas and neighboring states and they release a huge amount of pollen that can travel up to 100 miles. This pollen causes excessive sneezing and heightened allergic rhinitis symptoms, and it notoriously called cedar fever.

Treating the underlying allergy may help eliminate reactions to which ever trees give you issues, and can help with cedar fever and oral allergy syndrome, too!