Did you know about Christmas tree syndrome and its relation to eczema? Here we tell you about it!🎄 

Did you know about Christmas tree syndrome and its relation to eczema? Here we tell you about it!🎄  - Scrachee

Christmas is one of the most anticipated times of the year. With it come family gatherings and parties and of course home decorations🎄

But... Beware!⚠️ The small microorganisms and dust found on the tree that has been stored for a year begin to float inside the home and could trigger allergies and consequently outbreaks of eczema, and this has been called "Christmas tree syndrome".

On the other hand, when you bring home a natural pine tree you are opening the door to the molds and pollen that live in them, which can also cause outbreaks! Here we tell you more👇 

What can we do to avoid eczema outbreaks and still enjoy the tradition?

📌In case your Christmas tree is artificial, you can follow these tips:

  • Store it in a dry, humidity-free place and wrap it properly to prevent dust from accumulating📦.
  • It is recommended to clean it with a damp cloth before assembling it, as well as the other ornaments🧹 .
  • If you use snow spray, do not abuse it, as it contains toxic chemicals and irritants that can also trigger an outbreak☢️

📌On the other hand, if you own a natural tree, keep the following in mind:

  • When handling it directly, wear gloves!🧤 
  • To eliminate mold and dust, you can wash it before it enters your home 💧.
  • Avoid leaving the tree inside the house for a long time⏳ .

👉 Remember that Christmas trees are not the only source of eczema triggers. Other decorations such as wreaths should be as careful as trees.

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