Cottonwood trees, known for their cotton-like seeds, also produce pollen that can cause allergic reactions. During the spring, cottonwood trees release pollen that can aggravate allergies in sensitive individuals. This can lead to an increase in symptoms such as sneezing, congestion, and itchy eyes, particularly on windy days when the pollen is easily spread....


When should I consider testing for Cottonwood allergy?

If you experience allergy symptoms in the spring, coinciding with the cottonwood blooming period, it’s a good idea to test for a cottonwood allergy.

What are common symptoms of Cottonwood allergy?

  • Sneezing
  • Itchy and watery eyes
  • Runny or congested nose
  • Coughing
  • Asthma symptoms, if severe

Why does Cottonwood pollen cause allergies?

Cottonwood pollen contains proteins that can trigger an immune response in allergic individuals, leading to the typical symptoms of allergic rhinitis.

How can I manage Cottonwood allergy symptoms?

Limiting outdoor exposure during high pollen times, keeping windows closed, and using air filters can help manage cottonwood allergy symptoms. Consult with a healthcare provider for appropriate allergy medications if needed.

Test(s) that measure/test for Cottonwood

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