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Austin cedar fever: Here are the symptoms you need to know

From itchy eyes to mild headaches, these are the symptoms of cedar fever.

AUSTIN, Texas — Despite its catchy name, cedar fever doesn't actually cause its victims to have a fever.

According to the Texas MedClinic website, cedar fever is simply an allergic reaction to pollen from mountain cedars. Symptoms sufferers of this allergy may experience include a runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, nasal blockage and sneezing. 

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Other reported symptoms include fatigue, headache, facial discomfort, a sore throat, partial loss of smell and a feeling of having plugged ears, according to the Texas MedClinic.

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The clinic also said the pollen granules can travel hundreds of miles and that after being inhaled, the allergic reaction starts to affect the individual. December, January and February are the times when pollination is heaviest, according to the clinic.

RELATED: Allergy Alert: Cedar pollen remains very high in Central Texas

According to KVUE meteorologists, the cedar pollen levels have been slowly climbing over the past several days.

WATCH: How to avoid getting Cedar Fever in Central Texas


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