Alder pollen is a common early spring allergen. When alder trees bloom, they release significant amounts of pollen into the air, often triggering allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, in sensitive individuals. People with alder allergies may notice their symptoms worsen on dry, windy days when pollen dispersal is at its peak....


When should I consider testing for Alder allergy?

Testing for an alder allergy is wise if you develop hay fever symptoms early in the spring, coinciding with the alder blooming season.

What are common symptoms of Alder allergy?

  • Sneezing
  • Itchy and watery eyes
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Fatigue
  • Sinus pressure

Why does Alder pollen cause allergies?

Alder pollen contains proteins that can trigger an immune response in people who are allergic, resulting in inflammation and hay fever symptoms.

How can I avoid Alder allergy symptoms?

Stay indoors on windy days when pollen counts are high, use air filtration in your home, and consider wearing a mask outdoors to limit pollen inhalation.

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