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4 Asthma Triggers to Be Aware of During Fourth of July Celebrations

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Summer events, like the 4th of July, are a great time to get together with family and friends to celebrate. If you have asthma , be aware of possible triggers around you and take steps to prevent flare-ups. 1. Fireworks Fireworks are a traditional way to celebrate the holiday. But fireworks create smoke and small particulate matter that contributes to air pollution which can trigger asthma. Consider watching firework displays from an indoor location. 2. Smoke from Barbecues or Fire Pits Like...
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Asthma and Allergy Friendly Gift Guide for 2017

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Shopping for someone with asthma and allergies this holiday season? Products to help them reduce asthma and allergy triggers make great gifts. Look for Certified asthma & allergy friendly® products this holiday season.
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Asthma and Allergy Friendly Holiday Gifts for 2015

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Look for this mark on a package, so you know that product is scientifically proven to be more suitable for those with asthma and allergies.
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Avoid Food Allergy Reactions During the Holidays

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During the holiday season, our calendars fill up with a lot of social activities. More often than not, these include food. If you or a member of your family has a food allergy, these events can be more stressful than fun. Follow these tips to keep everyone safe from accidental allergic reactions.
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How to Avoid Allergy and Asthma Triggers During Outdoor Holiday Celebrations

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Outdoor events, cookouts and picnics are great ways to get together with family and friends to celebrate. If you have allergies and asthma, be aware of possible triggers and allergens around you and take steps to prevent flare-ups.
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6 Asthma Triggers to Avoid During the Holidays

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The holidays are a time of cheer for most, but asthma triggers can lurk in the festive atmosphere. Be aware of where asthma triggers can hide and how you can reduce your chances of an asthma flare. Learn what to avoid.
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Reduce Your Holiday Stress With These Asthma Control Tips

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Don't let hidden allergy and asthma triggers ruin your holiday cheer. Knowing where your triggers can hide during this festive season can reduce your chances of an asthma flare. Review your Asthma Action Plan and always keep your emergency medicines with you at all times.
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Re: 5 Asthma and Allergy Tips for a Healthier Home for the Holidays

Shea ·
Always a good reminder! How do you clean outdoor and/or indoor trees? I hosed my outdoor house plant (A Norfolk Pine-- it isn't a true pine so Im hoping it isn't adding to my allergy issues like true pines might). I hosed it off really good and let it dry under my carport for a few days before I brought it in. It can hold small, light decorations/ornaments. I purchased a small fake tabletop tree this year. Im thinking each year I will use a wet soapy cloth and wipe each branch with it as I...
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Re: 5 Asthma and Allergy Tips for a Healthier Home for the Holidays

Kathy P ·
Shea - we do something similar with our live tree each year. We bring it home (this year it was curbside delivery!) and set it up on the deck outside in the tree stand. Then we give it a good shake (I stay in the house for this) and hose it down. We let it dry overnight before bringing it into the house. I'm not allergic to pine so it's more pollens and mold that might be clinging to the branches/needles. This seems to be sufficient for me. For artificial trees, off season storage is going...
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5 Asthma and Allergy Tips for a Healthier Home for the Holidays

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Holiday decorations make your home fun and festive. But they can also bring in asthma triggers and allergens. How do you deck the halls while keeping a healthy home? Here are five asthma & allergy friendly® tips for a healthier home for the holidays.
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