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Your Guide to Tree Pollen Allergies

Trees can start producing pollenX pollen
A fine, powdery substance, typically yellow, consisting of microscopic grains discharged from the male part of a flower called stamens or from the male cone of a tree.
as early as January or February in Southern states and carry on until June. For some 50 million American allergyX allergy
An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
sufferers, that can feel like a lifetime. Learning about specific trees, highly pollenated areas and treatment options can help you alleviate your symptoms.

Symptoms of Tree Pollen Allergy

Tree pollen is easily carried by the wind for miles, making it hard to avoid. Common tree pollen allergy symptoms are similar to those caused by other allergens.

Pollen also comes from grasses and weeds, and those allergic reactions have similar symptoms. Regardless of the source, these symptoms are commonly known as hay fever.

Common Tree Allergens

It’s hard to avoid tree pollen in spring, but learning about the worst trees for allergies is a good start. Knowing what each tree looks like might help you avoid areas where they are prominent.

Alder tree
Alder tree
Ash tree
Ash tree
Aspen tree
Aspen tree
Beech tree
Beech tree
Birch tree
Birch tree
Box Elder tree
Box Elder tree
Cedar tree
Cedar tree
Cottonwood tree
Cottonwood tree
Elm tree
Elm tree
Hickory tree
Hickory tree
Mountain Elder tree
Mountain Elder tree
Mulberry tree
Mulberry tree
Oak tree
Oak tree
Olive tree
Olive tree
Pecan tree
Pecan tree
Poplar tree
Poplar tree
Willow tree
Willow tree

Tree Allergens Across the Country

No matter where you live, you can’t completely avoid tree pollen, which can blow for miles. Overall, the Western United States tends to produce fewer tree allergens. Ocean breezes tend to blow allergens inland, so living near a beach may provide some relief.

The Most Common Allergenic Trees in Each Region

elm
Midwest (elder, elm, maple)
Birch
Northeast (birch, oak, pine)
cedar
Southeast (cedar, oak, pecan)
oak
Southwest (cedar, elm, oak)
walnut
West (cedar, rye, walnut)

Best and Most Challenging Cities for Spring Allergy Sufferers

Severe tree allergy sufferers may want to reconsider moving to certain areas. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, airborne allergies are worst around the following cities:

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Tree Allergies Are Treatable

Talk to a doctor or allergist to get options for how to relieve your tree pollen allergy symptoms. Common products include: antihistamines, decongestants and nasal sprays. Claritin® products come in multiple forms for kids and adults and relieve allergy symptoms that can be caused by more than 200 different airborne allergens*.
*Like those from pets, pollen, dust and mold.

Other allergy tips include keeping windows closed, learning about trees in your area, taking a shower before bed, changing your clothes when you come inside and avoiding outside activity before 10 a.m.

REFERENCES

Tree Pollen: Spring’s First Allergy Offender. Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Accessed on March 13, 2020.
The Most Challenging Places to Live with Spring Allergies. Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Accessed on March 13, 2020.