More About Tree Allergies& What Can I Do?

In this post, I would like to talk about a couple more trees that though they are among nature’s most splendid creations, they are known to cause allergies in a relatively large percentage of the population.

Oak Trees

The oak tree is a stately tree and can make a great tree to have a picnic under or build a treehouse. It can be a problem sending acorns down on your head on a windy.  The squirrels and chipmunks love to stuff their cheeks full of these tasty nuts from the Oak Tree.  However, it is another tree that can cause multiple problems for someone that has an allergy. They can also cause other problems in yards as their roots are invasive and can destroy things you may not want it to burst like water and sewer pipes. This tree causes a whole host of allergy problems ranging from itchy and burning eyes, runny nose, breathing issues, and other problems may occur. The oak trees are a great way to cool off during the summer and are best to have in a large area or yard not small, confined places.

Melaleuca Tree or the Paper Tree

This tree is the number one tree to cause symptoms in anyone. It is found mostly in Florida but has slowly spread its way to other locations throughout the US. This tree was brought over from Australia originally and was used to help dry out the swamp lands due to their ability to drink large amounts of water. They are a very invasive tree that has severely potent pollen. It can cause a lot of symptoms ranging from burning in eyes, itchy or watery eyes, chest pain, shortness of breath, a running or congested nose, breathing issues, and much, much more. Because it is so invasive, this tree is crowding out native species and leaves a smell that is similar to French fries or mashed potatoes. These trees may be annoying, but they are a good way to remove large amounts of waters but they do have nasty side effects for some. If you are dealing with symptoms from these trees there are ways to help alleviate these. You can purchase, or have medicine prescribed to you for the allergy symptoms you may be feeling. You could have someone come out and remove the tree, which may cost some money, but it will remove your symptoms. There is also a chance that your body will change, as it does change every 5­7 years, and you may not be allergic to the tree that much longer. This is only a small list of trees that can cause issues for you, there are a lot more trees that are likely to cause a reaction in someone. It is a good idea to talk with your doctor if you are experiencing any symptoms whatsoever to see if that is the cause.How to handle tree allergies

How to Handle Tree Allergies

If you are dealing with symptoms from these trees there are ways to help alleviate these. You can purchase, or have medicine prescribed to you for the allergy symptoms you may be feeling. You could have someone come out and remove the tree, which may cost some money, but it will remove your symptoms provided your neighbor does not have the same type of tree in their yard. There is also a chance that your body will change, as it does change every 5­7 years, and you may not be allergic to the tree that much longer. This is only a small list of trees that can cause issues for you, there are a lot more trees that are likely to cause a reaction in someone. It is a good idea to talk with your doctor if you are experiencing any symptoms whatsoever to see if that is the cause.