Could this be your cure? Readers share cedar fever remedies

9:14 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 Home & Leisure

Learn everything you can about your enemy, so that you might destroy it.

Cedar season begins in mid-December and typically ends by March, and Austin recently saw its the highest levels of Ashe juniper pollen so far this winter. That’s all well and good for nature, but for your poor sinuses, it’s a death sentence once the wind knocks all that pollen out of the trees and into the world. Sneezing, watery and itchy eyes: You know the drill. A drill, coincidentally, is a good way to describe the feeling of what’s invading your skull.

You’ve probably heard the usual tips for keeping cedar fever in check — antihistamines, don’t forget to take showers, stay inside if you can help it — but perhaps there’s a better way. We asked readers on Facebook to share their own remedies, and they had some creative approaches to fighting back against the yellow scourge of Central Texas.

Alas, if none of those elixirs or rituals bring you relief from cedar fever, you can always laugh through the tears. Perhaps follow the lead of Carlos Moreno, who says you should try tequila and “moving out of Austin.” And this one might not be the environmentally friendly (or legal) option, but Mark Whitehead has a point: a “chainsaw and a bonfire” would definitely cut to the chase.