Live Christmas trees may affect those with asthma, allergies

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As everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit and purchasing live Christmas trees, physicians say it’s a good idea to think about those who have allergies.

Raul Reyes, a physician with Sesame Clinic, says the trees can be filled with mold and fungus.

“The main concern is that when it comes to a live Christmas tree those individuals that are more susceptible are going to be patients that have underlying asthma, underlying seasonal allergies, possible patients that are immunocompromised.”

Reyes says if you know someone who has any of these symptoms, it’s best to get an artificial tree, limit the time you have the tree or washing the tree down with water.

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