How to Treat Christmas Tree Allergies

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3-12-2017, 07:00
Christmas trees are often found just about everywhere during the holiday season. While most Christmas trees are artificial trees, chances are you may run into a live Christmas tree. Unfortunately, live Christmas trees can also be a home for mold that can trigger allergic reactions like a stuffy nose, shortness of breath, or cough. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to avoid having Christmas tree allergies.


  1. Find out if you have seasonal allergies. People with allergies during the fall and spring months are much more likely to be allergic to mold spores from Christmas trees. Most allergies peak in the fall, and people who suffer from allergies during this season often have these symptoms:
    • Sneezing
    • Coughing
    • Runny Nose
    • Itchy eyes
  2. Make an appointment to see a medical specialist in allergy and immunology. An allergy specialist will work with you to make an accurate diagnosis and to manage your allergy symptoms. Most allergists are very careful to perform testing for allergic triggers when it is most indicated.
  3. Take the following steps once you know you have an allergy to some molds and an allergy to Christmas trees.
    • Purchase an air cleaner (purifier) and use it in the same room the Christmas tree located. This should help although using an air cleaner has not been carefully studied.
    • Dry the tree outside or in the garage before bringing it in. Shaking it outside before brining it in should also help to reduce the amount of mold triggers
    • Store all Christmas decorations in plastic containers so that they don't carry additional dust and mold.
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