Health Tip: Control Allergies During the Holidays12/20/12
(HealthDay News) -- Between holiday greenery and traveling to
distant destinations, the holiday season may abound with allergy
The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology offers
these suggestions to help control allergies during the
- If Christmas trees make your allergies flare, let your tree dry
out for a week in the garage, and give it a shake before taking it
inside. Or opt for an artificial tree.
- If using artificial snow or flocking, carefully read
instructions before you spray and avoid breathing in fumes. This
will help ensure that the fumes don't aggravate your asthma.
- Leaving your pet home during your holiday travels may trigger
allergy symptoms on your return.
- Try to control holiday stress, which can trigger an asthma
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