Cypress (pollen)

Cypress pollen allergy is a reaction to the pollen produced by cypress trees, which are common in various landscapes and ornamental gardens. These trees typically release pollen in late winter to early spring, triggering allergic responses in sensitized individuals. This type of allergy is a seasonal allergic rhinitis, often grouped with tree pollen allergies....

Cypress (pollen)

What are symptoms of cypress pollen allergy?

  • Sneezing
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Itchy throat or ears
  • Postnasal drip
  • Coughing
  • Asthma symptoms, such as wheezing or shortness of breath, in individuals with asthma

What foods cross-react with cypress pollen allergy?

Cross-reactivity between cypress pollen and certain foods is not typically prominent. However, some individuals with tree pollen allergies might experience mild reactions to specific foods, though these are more commonly associated with birch or alder pollen rather than cypress.

When should I consider getting a cypress pollen allergy test?

  • If you experience allergy symptoms during the late winter or early spring when cypress trees are pollinating.
  • If you live in or frequently visit areas with a high density of cypress trees and have seasonal allergies.
  • If over-the-counter allergy remedies are ineffective in managing your symptoms.
  • If you have asthma and notice a seasonal pattern in the exacerbation of your symptoms.

How do I reduce my cypress pollen allergy allergy symptoms?

  • Stay indoors on days with high pollen counts, especially on windy days or early mornings.
  • Keep windows closed during cypress pollinating seasons to minimize indoor pollen exposure.
  • Use air purifiers with HEPA filters in your home to reduce airborne allergens.
  • Shower and change clothing after outdoor exposure during peak pollen times.
  • Consider over-the-counter antihistamines, decongestants, or prescription medications as advised by a healthcare provider.
  • In severe cases, consult with an allergist for specific treatments such as immunotherapy.

Test(s) that measure/test for Cypress (pollen)

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