Now that Christmas is nearly upon us, its time to revisit the problem that can make allergies worse every year. Christmas Tree Syndrome.
Many pine trees can wreak havoc on someone who has allergies and asthma. The culprit is usually a mold that grows on the conifer trees. Common molds are aspergillus, penicillium, cladosporium and alternaria. When purchasing your tree, thoroughly wash it with water and let it dry outside. Also minimize the time it spends indoors. The longer the tree is up, more mold spores increase daily.
For the most sensitive people, an artificial tree can be an option too. Although it is not as glamorous, it will avoid the symptoms of wheezing, runny nose and sneezing that an allergic person will experience.