Tips for tackling Cedar Fever

Austin (KXAN) – Cedar season is back and soon, if you’re allergic, you’re going to start feeling its effects. Here’s how to curb them.

  • 1. Take action around the house
    Change your bed sheets once a week and try to keep animals outside of the home, especially the bedroom; Change the central AC/heating filter at the beginning of the cedar season.
  • 2. Visit your allergist
    Board-certified allergists can discuss what medications are needed and if you are a candidate for allergy shots.
  • 3. Get your allergy shots
    Allergy shots have been proven to be highly effective against most allergens. While they may not make you 100 percent symptom free, they can reduce your suffering by a good margin.
  • 4. Start medications early
    This is key. Begin taking allergy medications at least four to six weeks prior to cedar season and continue the through the duration of the season. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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