-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas
SATURDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Halloween candy may contain
some obvious allergens, but there are many more unexpected allergy
and asthma triggers that can pose a threat to trick-or-treaters,
including dusty costumes, fog machines and makeup, according to
experts from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
"When people think of Halloween-associated allergies, they focus on candy and often overlook many other potential triggers," said Dr. Myron Zitt, former ACAAI president in a news release. "By planning ahead, you can ensure not only safe treats, but also safe costumes, makeup, accessories and decorations."
The ACAAI advised parents to be on the lookout for six potential
allergy and asthma triggers they may not be expecting,
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides
more information on
asthma in children.
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