Birch trees belong to the same family as alder, hazel, oak, and hornbeam trees, and are found in clearings and heathlands as well as grown in house gardens and parks. They are deciduous, meaning they lose their leaves in autumn.
Where are Birch Trees found?
Birch trees are found all over the Northern Hemisphere, specifically in Central and Northern Europe. They grow best in temperate climates with light, fertile and acidic soil conditions.
It’s estimated that 20%-70% of people allergic to birch also have oral allergy syndrome, a type of food allergy that develops after the pollen allergy.
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
Opt for air conditioning during pollen season
Wash bedding often with hot water
Use asthma and allergy air filters
Use Benadryl, Claritin, or Zyrtec as needed
Treat with allergen immunotherapy