You know the one scene that pops up in almost every movie? That scene where a character picks an old book off of a shelf and blows on the cover, releasing a cloud of dust into the air. It’s an iconic scene on both the big and small screen, but try imagining this alternative: 100,000 dusty, old books and a box fan erupting a massive surf of grime.
That closely parallels the look of pollen as it gets blown from a cedar tree by the wind. This massive cloud of pollen can cause severe allergic reactions in your eyes, nose, and throat, which often require medical treatment. Mountain cedar trees are the most well-known trees for producing large amounts of pollen. They are typically found in Texas and New Mexico; however, many people in Arizona are affected each winter, too.
Cedar Trees in Arizona
In Arizona, there are multiple trees that pollinate using the wind, and these trees produce pollen that can be carried as far as 50 miles away from the source. If you live in Arizona and are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you could have a cedar allergy:
- Itchy, red, watery eyes
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Sore throat
- Postnasal drip
If you are experiencing cedar allergy symptoms, visit a FastMed Urgent Care near you for treatment. A FastMed medical professional will work to assess your symptoms and provide you with the proper treatment and/or medications to keep them under control. If we determine that you need treatment from an allergy specialist, we can set up the appointment for you.
FastMed has over 30 locations in Arizona, making it easy to find a location right in your neighborhood. We are open 365 days a year with extended hours. If cedar allergy symptoms have you feeling down, don’t hesitate to stop by today.