Five Surprising Allergy Triggers

Fall shouldn’t make you sniffle and suffer. Drop the tissues and these habits that could be making your allergies worse.

| April 2nd, 2012
Five Surprising Allergy Triggers

If there’s one thing that can ruin a beautiful day, it’s fall allergies. More than a nuisance, seasonal allergies can turn you into an irritable, mucus-y mess.

MORE: How to Talk to Your Doctor About Airborne Allergies

A recent survey shows that allergy symptoms can make us feel unattractive, moody and anti-social. But before you don the Hazmat suit or hole up in your house all spring, Myron Zitt, M.D., past president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) warns that your daily habits could be the reason you’re suffering so much.

Check out these five surprising culprits that can make allergies flare—and find out what you can do to stop them.


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