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How to Avoid July Fourth Allergy Flare-Ups
Smoke, stings, mold are common summer allergens that can trigger asthma, allergy attacks, experts say
-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas
THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fireworks, picnics and parades are favorite Fourth of July traditions for many people, but for those with allergies or asthma these activities could be uncomfortable or even dangerous.
"Summer is the time of year when everyone wants to enjoy being outside," said allergist Dr. James Sublett, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. "That's why it's so important to be prepared, so allergies and asthma don't overshadow the festivities."
Asthma and allergy experts offer these tips for avoiding or coping with common summer triggers, particularly on the holiday weekend:
Anyone who experiences allergy symptoms that interfere with normal summer activities should be properly tested for allergies.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America provides more information on how to avoid allergy triggers.
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