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The holidays bring new challenges for those with asthma and allergies

Though beautiful, your Christmas tree can be bad for your allergies.

Though the winter months can bring welcome relief for those who suffer from seasonal allergies, this season brings an onslaught of new allergens into the house, which can have many people who suffer from allergies and asthma feeling much worse this time of year.

It might not be obvious at first, but Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America ambassador Dr. Cliff Bassett told the Gonzales Inquirer, a local paper from Texas, that the changes that people often make to their home and routine at this time of year can account for the uptick in symptoms.

“Our environment changes in many ways during the holidays, from having new people in our homes to bringing in potential irritants like pine trees and dusty old holiday decorations.” said Bassett to the source.

It is recommended that those who suffer from indoor allergies limit the impact that they will have on their enjoyment of the season. Small changes can really make this season more tolerable for allergy sufferers. Consider using an artificial Christmas tree rather than a real one, and avoid holiday-scented candles and air fresheners, since these can irritate the allergies of those who have them.

Since seasonal decorations are often stored in places such as closets, attics or basements, it is recommended that homeowners thoroughly clean them before decorating the house. If individuals who struggle with allergies make simple alterations such as these, they can have a happy and healthy holiday season.

The article does note, however, that the gift-giving season is an excellent opportunity to give the allergy sufferer in your life a great gift like an Airfree Onix 3000 air purifier or any of the great air humidifiers from Allergy Be Gone.

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