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Cough, Sneezing & Itchy Eyes? You May Have Christmas Tree Syndrome!

Multiracial family decorating Christmas tree together

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It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year but for some… not so much! Especially if you have a Christmas tree in the house. Real or fake!

Whyyyyy?? It’s because of these tiny, mostly invisible allergens that lurk inside them. YUUUUCK!

If you tend to develop a runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, coughing or itchy skin, or feel like your asthma is aggravated, you might be experiencing what allergists call “Christmas Tree Syndrome.”

Dust, insect droppings, pesticide, mold and varying types of pollen might be to blame.

A person is considered to have Christmas Tree Syndrome when they experience typical allergy symptoms like congestion and sneezing when around their real or fake tree that could take weeks to resolve!

It’s mild…so not necessarily life threatening but still annoying nonetheless!

(This is not related to the viral TikTok going around right now about the woman who found 100 baby praying mantises in her tree)

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