Japanese cedar, also called Sugi tree, is an evergreen growing 30 to 50 metres tall. Its needles shift from a pale opal in the summer to a bright red toward the autumn. Japanese cedar is native to Japan and the coastal provinces of China, and is often cultivated in Europe and North America. Japanese cedar pollen is the most common allergen causing seasonal pollen allergy in Japan. It is the most common cause of seasonal allergic rhinitis and contributes significantly to sinusitis and rhinoconjunctivitis during spring. It is a risk factor for bronchial asthma in Japanese adult asthmatics. Pollen from this tree also affects the severity of atopic dermatitis and is an important factor in oral allergy syndrome. Traditional allergy tests utilize the Skin Prick method (also known as a Puncture or Scratch test) to determine whether an allergic reaction will occur by inserting possible triggers into your skin using a needle prick. If you are allergic to the substance, you are forced to suffer through your body's reaction to the allergen.
No special preparation is needed for Allergy Japanese Cedar. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Japanese Cedar. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|UNISEX||All age groups||Increased IgE (>100kU/l) is seen if the person is allergic to the specific substance|