Having a runny nose certainly does not inspire holiday cheer. But a bout of the sniffles can be quite common during this season…and they can be avoided.
According to The Christmas Tree Association, researchers found that conifers can carry mold that cause allergic reactions in some people.
The suggest shaking out as much debris as possible out of the tree before bringing it inside. Another option is to decorate your home with an artificial tree.
When it’s time to store away your holiday decorations, be sure to wipe everything before you store them and when you unpack next Christmas-time so dust won’t irritate your sinuses.
If you like the smell of the holiday, take note before you use artificial sprays and candles. Those strong smells can also trigger sneezing and sniffles so you might want to tone them down a little, especially if your holiday guests seem uncomfortable.
Eliminating exposure to these potential triggers is the best way to avoid allergic reactions. One way is to use a nasal rinse after exposure to airborne pollutants to get rid of the irritants in your nose.
Using an herbal-enhanced nasal spray before you are potentially exposed to the airborne irritants at a holiday party will even help protect your sinuses by moisturizing passages so that you can focus on holiday cheer instead of holiday sniffles.