Christmass Tree allergies-----

@marciascott (25550)
United States
December 13, 2006 4:43pm CST
Do you have them?some people do. what do you do to prevent this from happening.
7 responses
@stailgate (2363)
• United States
20 Dec 06
I have really bad allergies to pine. I cannot take anything that will keep them away that is not comfortable. I break out in hives, and start swelling. Usually when I come in contact with pine directly with my skin, or become expossed to it to breath in allot, I have to be hospitalized with iv's.
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@marciascott (25550)
• United States
20 Dec 06
I see you have bad alergies. so you have a artifical tree?
@tmnjyk (3486)
• Canada
14 Dec 06
I don't have allergies on christmas tree or allergies of any kind. This is the question that I always get everytime I visit a doctor. They'd always ask you do you have allergies? I always say NO. hehehe..I'm blessed with this. Thank you.
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@marciascott (25550)
• United States
14 Dec 06
that's good you don't have allergies I do, I love perfume But it makes me cough. thank you for repling.
• United States
14 Dec 06
Yes. I am allergic to real Christmas trees. We just decided not to have one and have a fake one instead.
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@marciascott (25550)
• United States
14 Dec 06
Your the first to say that. enjoy your Holiday.
• Australia
14 Dec 06
I am not allergic of this or any kind. I am lucky don't have any allergies.
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@marciascott (25550)
• United States
14 Dec 06
That's good thank you for your reply. yes you are lucky not to have allergies.
@Polly1 (12646)
• United States
13 Dec 06
I am not allergic to Christmas trees, I am glad they smell so good. It wouldn't matter any way, I have an artificial tree, less mess. Also I can have it up longer, real trees can be a fire hazard.
@marciascott (25550)
• United States
14 Dec 06
Your not allergic to Christmas Tree, I guess not, you have an artifical tree which is good, you don't have to worry about to much care and like you say they can be fire Hazzard.
@srhelmer (7033)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
13 Dec 06
I always get an artificial tree so, if anyone in my family had this, it wouldn't be a problem.
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@marciascott (25550)
• United States
13 Dec 06
That's a good Idea. thank you for your response.
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
20 Dec 06
I am allergic to the pine oil in Christmas trees, and cannot be too close to a real tree. The simple solution is to have an artificial tree. If I go to someone's house where they have a real tree, I try to stay out of the room, and I certainly would not touch anything that came into contact with the oil of the tree. I also have benadryl and my inhaler with me at all times. I guess that allergies to pine are actually quite common.