Is your Christmas tree making you sick?

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon
Is Your Christmas Tree Making You Sick?


By Weather Channel staff

While it's the season to be jolly, it also could be a season for sneezing.

That's because your Christmas tree might be giving you an allergic reaction.

SEE ALSO: Remember Bernard the Elf from 'The Santa Clause'? See what he looks like all grown up!

Molds found in the needles and trunks of christmas trees can grow when brought into a warm home. The molds release spores that can cause allergic reactions and hay fever.

You could also have an allergic reaction from pollen that collects in a tree's bark.

An artificial tree is no solution, though. It might collect dust, especially if you store it in the attic.

So, what's the solution? You don't have to let the Grinch take your tree.

Experts suggest hosing your tree off before taking it inside and then using an air purifier.

Take a peek at our gift guide for Christmas tree ornaments:
26 PHOTOS
2015 Gift Guide: Christmas ornaments
See Gallery
Is your Christmas tree making you sick?

Mooreland Ornament, Anthropologie

$20

BUY IT

Instax 2015 Frame Ornament, Urban Outfitters

$8

BUY IT

Chinese-Style Happy Buddha Ornaments - Set of 2, World Market

$11.98

BUY IT

All in Nature, Say Aye Ornament Set, ModCloth

$34.99

BUY IT

Set of 4 3" Floral Ornaments, One King's Lane

$25

BUY IT

Mischievous Monkey Ornament, Uncommon Goods

$14

BUY IT

Wire and Gem Snowflake Ornaments - Set of 2, World Market

$9.98

BUY IT

Custom Map and Message Ornament, Uncommon Goods

$75

BUY IT

Felt Mistletoe, West Elm

$12

BUY IT

Mistle Mouse Ornament, Anthropologie

$12

BUY IT

Hand Felted Angel Ornament, Uncommon Goods

$15

BUY IT

Ballon Letter Ornament, Urban Outfitters

$8

BUY IT

Bling Popsicle Ornament, Urban Outfitters

$8

BUY IT

6" Gold Elephant Ornament, One King's Lane

$21

BUY IT

Pineapple Ornament, Urban Outfitters

$12

BUY IT

Eaten Gingerbread Man Ornament, Urban Outfitters

$12

BUY IT

Budweiser Ornament, Urban Outfitters

$12

BUY IT

Bird in Glass Cloche Ornament, World Market

$12.99

BUY IT

Mini Knit Sweater Ornaments - Set of 3, World Market

$11.97

BUY IT

Condiment to Be Ornament, ModCloth

$9.99

BUY IT

Fabric Arctic Animal Ornaments - Set of 3, World Market

$17.97

BUY IT

4" Saloff Jazz Ornament, One King's Lane

$15

BUY IT

Felt Stag in Frame Ornaments - Set of 2, World Market

$15.98

BUY IT

Opalline Ornament, Anthropologie

$10

BUY IT

Assortment of 6 Sheep Ornaments, One King's Lane

$29

BUY IT
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE
SHOW CAPTION +
HIDE CAPTION


More on AOL.com:
History behind Christmas traditions explained
Americans are spending this much on Christmas gifts
Starbucks polar bear cookies stir up controversy, but they're actually old news
Read Full Story

Sign up for Best Bites by AOL and receive delicious recipes delivered to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners