I'm Allergic To Tree Pollen, But Can You Be Allergic To Other Parts Of The Tree?

Question

Asked by Jamie Martin

I'm Allergic To Tree Pollen, But Can You Be Allergic To Other Parts Of The Tree?

For example, if you're allergic to cedar pollen, can you be allergic to the wood in a cedar closet?

Answer

The best information I've found for this was from the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology. According to AAAAI, people with tree allergies shouldn't have a problem with wood used to build homes because that wood is cured for use in construction.
People allergic to cedar, though, should not be near buring cedar. There are chemicals in the wood that are released into the air when the wood is burned or shaved.

So, a cedar closet, for example, might not be a problem, but you should take special note of your symptoms, if any, after contact with the wood or any other part of the trees you are allergic too.

Most important, be sure to ask your doctor about this and get specific recommendations for your allergies.

Answered by JB