Here we go again, it’s “Cedar Fever” season! Along with this season comes the sniffles, itchy and watery eyes, and crankiness. If your child suffers from a cedar allergy, here are a few things you can do to help them:
Cedar generally becomes worse this time of year, from December through February. If your child has a cedar allergy, consult their pediatrician before “cedar fever” hits and get them started on allergy medication.
How to help with Cedar Fever Symptoms
- Plan for outdoor activities around the days when the pollen count is at its lowest.
- Choose a medication that works for your child. Ask your pediatrician to learn about which allergy medication is best for your child.
- Nasal rinsing can help clear out pollen from the nose.
- When entering home after outdoor activities change clothes and wash clothes.
- Try to stay away from pollen when inside by keeping windows and doors closed.
- Clearing the air can be done by changing the air filter in your home.
How Can Cedar Fever Be Treated?
- Topical nasal corticosteroids
- Regular saline nasal rinsing
This year, your child could have cedar fever or COVID-19. Here are a few tips on how to tell:
Your tissue could give you an idea of what your child could have. Generally, allergies bring mucus that is often clear and runny. More severe infections can cause mucus to be thick and discolored.
Cedar Fever Symptoms:
- Sore throat
- Watery eyes
- Runny nose
- Partial loss of smell
- Chills or fever
- Nausea or Vomiting
- Sore throat
- Possible loss of taste and smell
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
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