How Christmas Trees Can Cause Hay Fever Hell: Pollen Grains, Dust and Mould Can Trigger Sneezing, Coughing and a Runny Nose

ID-100128748Christmas is around the corner and the jolly season is almost started. However, Christmas for some people is not entirely a jolly one but is the onset of misery due to allergies. The Christmas tree is often the genesis of the allergy symptoms and hay fever, a phenomenon called Christmas tree syndrome.

The Christmas tree will have moulds growing on it and which proliferate in the heated environment of the home, pollen from other plants deposited on the bark, and dust collected from storage. The spores released by the mould will cause hay fever. The layer of dust on the tree will cause sneezing. A study shows that 70 percent of the types of mould found of Christmas trees will trigger sneezing, runny nose, and asthma attacks.

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