Mimosa Tree Allergy Facts

Mimosa tree allergies are seasonal, typically occurring in the summer when the plant pollinates, producing pink flowers and high levels of pollen that are carried through the air. Mimosa tree pollen is an inhalant allergen, meaning it enters the body through the eyes, nose and mouth.

  1. Allergic Rhinitis

    • Mimosa tree allergies can cause allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma, leading to reactions of chronic coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, runny nose, sneezing, difficulty breathing and oral allergy syndrome effects involving tingling and itching of the lips, mouth, gums, tongue and throat.

    Hay Fever

    • Mild and moderate mimosa tree allergies cause hay fever symptoms of runny nose, sneezing, wheezing, coughing and watery eyes that may lead to allergic sinusitis complications of facial tenderness, headaches and sinus congestion.

    Conjunctivitis

    • Mimosa tree pollen can cause allergic conjunctivitis of the eyes with reactions of painful swelling of the eyes and eyelids, red, bloodshot eyes, intense itching and watery discharge.

    Prevention/Solution

    • Mimosa tree allergy symptoms can be treated with oral and topical antihistamines, over-the-counter decongestants, anti-inflammatory inhalers, corticosteroids and allergy injections, for relief of symptoms.

    Warning

    • Mimosa trees attract bees and wasps, which is a problematic fact for individuals with sensitivities to insect bites and potential reactions of hives, inflammation, itchy rashes and life-threatening anaphylaxis.

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