Fast-growing, deciduous trees, meaning they lose their leaves in autumn. Cottonwoods grows rapidly and their wood is used for producing high-grade pulp, containers, furniture, and plywood.
A runny nose, stuffiness, and sneezing are very common
Itchy, watery, or red eyes are very common
Coughing, wheezing, chest congestion, chest tightness and shortness of breath
Seasons and Regions
Where are cottonwoods found?
Cottonwoods originated in North America and are found in the US, Canada, Sweden, United Kingdom, Netherlands, India, China, Nepal, Australia, Pakistan, and New Zealand.
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
Wear sunglasses and/or nasal filters
Opt for air conditioning
Avoid freshly cut grassy areas
Shower after exposure
Use Benadryl, Claritin, or Zyrtec as needed
Treat with allergen immunotherapy