SAN ANTONIO — It's been a long couple of months for people with allergies in Central Texas, especially those who are sensitive to mountain cedar.
But cedar season is almost over, KENS 5's Bill Taylor said. "It had such an early start, we’re grateful that it’s wrapping up earlier than normal," he said.
Just in the last three days, the pollen levels fell off dramatically.
Mountain Cedar is one of the most potent allergens in Central Texas. The pollen comes from Ashe juniper trees and cedar season typically lasts from December to February. People experience a variety of symptoms, including burning, itchy eyes, runny nose and asthma due to the pollen.
Rain helps reduce the amount of pollen in the air, and as January winds down, so too will the amount of pollen.
If you're not feeling well, it could be allergies, the flu, or a common cold. You might not need to rush to the doctor as soon as symptoms appear.