Cedar Fever.

Discussion in 'Survival Medicine' started by BAT1, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. BAT1

    BAT1 Cowboys know no fear

    It really hit us hard this year. We've cut out all the mucus causing foods. What alternative methods are you using? And to think Juniper is an herb. Well at least the plants are still pollenating. What clears the nose better than a netty pot?
  2. Hm - old thread, but new member. For those who may not have heard of it 'Cedar Fever' is a generalized allergic reaction to the pollen of the Juniper Tree, AKA "Mountain Cedar'. It primarily manifests with respiratory symptoms including excessive mucus production and runny nose, watery and itchy eyes, and sneezing and fatigue.

    Cutting out foods that promote mucus production really doesn't help, since excretion of mucus is the body's mechanism for trapping that pollen and getting it out of the body. Many sear by a teaspoon of local honey a day. I turn to antihistamines like chlorpheniramine during the daytime and Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) right before bed If it's really bad I'll go in for a steroid injection, but that's a last resort.

    The use of a Neti pot for nasal irrigation is a good practice for allergy sufferers, as it is mild, washes out many allergens, and many people see great releif with this simple and cheap therapy. Others swear by the ingestion of garlic, and most of us know that chile containing foods can help clear the sinuses. Steam baths can also help.

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