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I've been having difficulty catching my breathe lately. It

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i've been having difficulty catching my breathe lately. It seems like it's gotten worse since we got a live christmas tree last friday. Could that trigger allergies? I don't have asthma that i know of just allergies.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: no. I have a doctor appointment coming up. no meds
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: no med allergies. Just started taking melatonin last friday
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 9 months ago.


Myself Dr Josh- and I’m happy to help with your question today.

Yes, it possible that you have developed such allergy from Christmas tree.

Actually it can be mold spores on these plants.

Such Christmas trees and wreaths may cause breathing discomfort to some persons.

I understand that you don't have history of asthma, but such breathing discomfort could be related with spores from Christmas tree.

You can take OTC Zyrtec.

Also, Atrovent nasal spray can help with certain allergy symptoms.

Most likely this is related with allergic reaction.

Please get it clinically evaluated from your doctor.

Hope this helped

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Expert:  Dr Josh replied 9 months ago.

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