Allergens 101

Alder Tree

Alnus incana

Alder trees, also known as grey alder due to the color of their bark, belong to the same family as birch, hazel, oak, and hornbeam trees. They are deciduous, meaning they lose their leaves in autumn, and are found near rivers and lakes sides, wet meadows, and marshlands.

Common symptoms

  • Hay fever

    A runny nose, stuffiness, and sneezing are very common

  • Eye allergies

    Itchy, watery, or red eyes are very common

  • Asthma

    Coughing, wheezing, chest congestion, chest tightness and shortness of breath

Seasons and Regions

 

Northwest

Midwest

Northeast

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South Central

Southeast

Alaska

Hawaii

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Where is Alder tree found?

Alder is native to central Europe and has since spread to Russia, Siberia, Asia, Canada, the United States, and other parts of the world. Within America, alder trees are found in the Northwest, Midwest, and Northeast, with the greatest number located in West Virginia and Maryland.

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Recommended solutions

Avoid the allergen as best as you can and reduce symptoms through over-the-counter medications. If you would like to prevent your allergies from progressing or are looking for long-term relief, talk to your doctor about allergy immunotherapy or find out if you are eligible for NectarRx Allergy Treatment.

  • Check pollen counts daily

  • Wash bedding often with hot water

  • Opt for air conditioning during pollen season

  • Use asthma and allergy air filters

  • Use Benadryl, Claritin, or Zyrtec as needed

  • Treat with allergen immunotherapy