Tuesday, November 24, 2015 02:00 AM

ALLERGY AND ASTHMA SUFFERERS BEWARE AS HOLIDAY SEASON KICKS IN

SATURDAY, Nov. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There are a number of steps people with allergies[1] and asthma[2] can take to deal with the challenges they may face over the holidays, an expert says.

"Two-thirds of allergy[3] sufferers have symptoms year-round, so it's not just a matter of the first freeze hitting and your symptoms disappearing," Dr. Bryan Martin, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), said in a college news release.

"Even after the pollen[4] season dies down, there are environmental triggers to deal with -- things like mold[5], dust and pet dander. The winter holidays can bring a whole new set of triggers," he explained.

For example, very cold[6], dry air can trigger asthma

News source: MedicineNet

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