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

Need help identifying what tree(s) you’re allergic to?

Symptoms of tree allergy:

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

Oral Allergy Syndrome

For those with tree, weed and grass pollen allergies, certain foods may also cause localized reactions — like itchy throat. It’s called Oral Allergy Syndrome. Because the protein structures in foods like fruits and vegetables are similar to those found in tree, grass and weed pollen, they can cause itching and tingling to the mouth and throat. 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.

Can allergy drops help tree pollen allergies?

Treating the underlying allergy may help eliminate reactions to whichever trees cause your allergy symptoms and can help with oral allergy syndrome too!