HEALTHY LIVING
10/20/2012 01:24 am ET

Your Secret Allergy Triggers Revealed


By Arianne Cohen

You could blame weeds, trees and grasses if you start itching, sneezing, coughing and wheezing this fall. But the usual suspects aren’t the only triggers. A host of household items -- candles, chemicals, stuffed animals and spices -- may be the real culprits. “Many homes are filled with irritants, and if there’s a high enough count of an irritant, you’ll react,” says Christopher Randolph, MD, an allergy expert at Yale University. Here, a rundown of 11 sneaky suspects -- and how to stop them from bothering you.

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11 Secret Allergy Triggers
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"Your Secret Allergy Triggers Revealed" originally appeared on Health.com.

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