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Cedar fever to strike

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Take a deep breath and grab your antihistamine cedar fever is two weeks away from striking.

Allergists at Austin Diagnostic Clinic say its starts around the third or fourth week of December and lasts until the second week of February.

Austin Diagnostic Clinic Doctor John Villacis says Central Texas has the highest concentration of mountain cedar compared to almost anywhere else in the United States.

He suggests start taking your antihistamines now, stay indoors and change the filters in your home.

"Cedar fever is actually a huge misnomer. Usually you don't get a fever. If you are getting a fever you probably have an infection. The classic cedar fever symptoms are itchy eyes, itchy nose and nasal congestion," Doctor Villacis said.

Austin Diagnostic Clinic is gearing up for cedar fever sufferers with extended hours in their Circle C location. They call it Cedar Saturdays.

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