Allergens 101

Pecan Tree

Carya Illinoinensis

Pecan trees, also known as hickory, are used for flooring, furniture, and paneling. Oil from the nuts is used in cosmetics and soap manufacturing, and as a drying agent in paints.

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

 

Northeast

Northwest

Midwest

Southeast

South Central

Southwest

Alaska

Hawaii

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Where are Peacan trees found?

Pecan trees are native to North America, but have been introduced into many countries including Australia and South Africa. Within the United States, they are found in the Southeast, South Central, Northeast, Midwest, and Southwest.

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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

  • 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