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Christmas tree syndrome: How to prevent the allergy to festive trees – are you at risk?

As Christmas decorations and trees start to come out ahead of this year’s festive season, you may be wondering why you have suddenly developed an itchy rash or watery eyes.

Your allergy symptoms may be caused by your Christmas tree, a doctor has warned.

The condition is known as ‘Christmas tree syndrome’, and it affects more people than you may think, warned allergist-immunologist, Dr Kara Wada.

You could avoid the unwanted symptoms of Christmas tree syndrome by giving your tree a ‘shower’ ahead of decoration, she said.

 

Allergy Therapeutics (LON:AGY) is an international commercial biotechnology group focused on the treatment and diagnosis of allergic disorders, including immunotherapy vaccines that have the potential to cure disease. The Group sells proprietary and third-party products from its subsidiaries in nine major European countries and via distribution agreements in an additional fourteen countries. Its broad pipeline of products in clinical development include vaccines for grass, tree and house dust mite, and peanut allergy vaccine in pre-clinical development. Adjuvant systems to boost performance of vaccines outside allergy are also in development.

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