Tips and Tricks to Beat Austin’s Cedar Fever

If you suffer from cedar here in Central Texas, here are some preventative tips that can make a huge difference.

  • Keep your windows and doors closed.
  • If you spend any time outdoors, bathe and if necessary wash your hair to remove all the cedar pollen and allergens.
  • Remove shoes, sweaters and coats when you come inside.  The pollen may be all over them.
  • Rinse your sinuses out daily with a Neti pot to reduce exposure.
  • Launder pillowcases frequently because pollen can collect in hair and be transferred to pillowcases to be breathed in throughout the night.
  • Use an air purifier.
  • Because bees don’t pollinate mountain cedar trees, local honey won’t help.
  • Get acupuncture to boost your immune system and manage symptoms.

May all of you who experience cedar fever symptoms be blessed with relief this year!