“Tis the season to be jolly, Fa la la la laaaa, la, cough, cough, sneeze!” Does that sound familiar? Another wonderful holiday season, decorating with your family, eating yummy food…all the while dealing with an inexplicable cough, or a runny nose. “Must be just a cold I picked up,” you think to yourself. “After all, it is that time of the year….” But what if it’s not a cold, or the flu? What if it’s something as simple as allergies?
Many people don’t realize it, but often times there’s a simple reason for an uptick in allergies during the holidays…your holiday decorations. Yep! Allergens from Christmas trees, poinsettias, dust, and mold can all contribute to a significant increase in nasal congestion and coughing, which is your body’s natural response to fighting off particles it perceives as a threat.
Do These Simple Steps to Reduce Allergies this Holiday Season
“Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree”…here’s what Dr. Rajiv Sashay, Director of Laboratory Services with Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory, has to say about your evergreen…
Going Natural: If you decide to get a natural Christmas tree this holiday season, follow these tips to keep allergens at bay.
If at any point you believe you may have mold in your home—whether it was brought in with a Christmas tree or at another time—contact AdvantaClean and let us help keep you and your family safe this holiday season!
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Going Artificial: If your allergies persist you may want to consider making the switch. Sure, an artificial tree may not look as grandiose, but it can significantly reduce the potential for allergies.
Did You Know? Using Cinnamon to “Spice” Up Your Holiday Season not only makes your home smell festive, cinnamon can improve your IAQ by eliminating mold spores in the air!
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