The disease cedar fever is not actually a fever. This disease is a kind of allergy. The allergic reaction is accompanied by watery and itchy eyes, runny nose, and sneezing. Most of the time, this also causes itchiness inside the ears.
Cedar fever is caused by the pollen from the commonly known mountain cedar tree, although this tree is actually juniper (juniperus ashei). This disease is a seasonal disease. This means that many individuals get this disease on only certain seasons of the year. The usual season for cedar fever would be December to January, when the cyclic pollination of trees occur. The pollens are released by the trees and scattered by the winds. Once the pollen from the tree is inhaled, it may cause an undesirable effect on cedar allergic persons.
Many persons are prone to allergies. The allergic reactions to certain things are caused by an oversensitive immune system. The oversensitive immune system leads to an increased (but unnecessary) immune response. The body’s immune system usually protects itself against harmful chemicals, bacteria and viruses. The allergic reaction occurs when the immune system reacts to a stimulant (an allergen) that usually does not do harm most people. As noted above, cedar fever involves an allergic reaction to pollen. A virtually identical reaction occurs with allergy to mold, dust, and other allergens that can be inhaled.
Other small particles on the air, especially in polluted air, can greatly aggravate the disease of cedar fever. Nutritionists who have a wide experience in providing supplements for people that get afflicted with cedar fever usually recommend pantothenic acid (a type of vitamin B), zinc and vitamin C, or even colloidal silver.
There are a couple of natural options to relieve the symptoms of seasonal allergies. Research has shown that one or more of the vitamins, minerals, herbs and other supplements may reduce the symptoms of seasonal allergies. These vitamins and minerals include bromelain, bioflavonoids, calcium, magnesium and licorice.