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Prevent The Next Christmas Allergy Attack

Do ever find yourself sneezing a lot when you happily decorate your home each December? Maybe those decorations are triggering an allergy attack.

Doctors say Christmas trees can cause sneezing and itching and other allergy symptoms.

Dr. Robert Eitches a pediatric immunologist says, "When you cut a tree down the sap gets released which means the turpine gets released and some people have an asthmatic type reaction to that."

Dust on ornaments and artificial trees can also trigger attacks.

Doctors say if you find yourself with allergy symptoms, try thoroughly cleaning the decorations.

When it's time to take down the decorations, wipe everything down and store them in plastic bins and bags. Cardboard boxes can hold moisture which is a food source for mold.

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