10/20/2012 01:24 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

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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