It's the holiday season, and as many are taking out their decorations from their attic and purchasing a Christmas tree, some may be dreading the tasks because their allergies worsen. However, there are things that you can do to avoid a spike in allergy symptoms, as some are allergic to dust mites.

An allergist suggests a couple of tips to keep you breathing free this holiday season including purchasing an artificial tree. Not only can the fragrances from the tree irritate those with allergies, but so do dust mites and other pollutants that live in the trees. Fragrant candles and oils can also trigger an allergy attack, along with fresh flowers. Purchasing a dehumidifier may also be a good idea along with storing decorations in plastic tubs and dusting throughout the year.

In addition, you can also wash and dry your linens in high temperatures to help you sleep at night. Another way to help you sleep can be to purchase allergy free pillows or mattress covers, which can keep dust mites at bay.