Holiday Allergies Allergy Asthma

Parents Tips for Avoiding Allergy, Allergies, Asthma Attacks at Holidays and Travel

Parents and Parenting: The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) offers twelve tips to help allergy and asthma sufferers get through the holidays without triggering dangerous allergy or asthma attacks or  symptoms.

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Avoiding Allergy and Asthma Attacks: Holiday and Travel Tips

Jan Wilson

Parents and Parenting: Many  allergy and asthma sufferers find the holiday season holds several potential triggers. Tips for avoiding during holidays and while traveling for holidays.

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Holidays throughout the world are celebrated with food. In industrialized countries, this usually means the use of processed foods. Most processed foods have hidden ingredients n them, some particularly dangerous to asthma and allergy patients.

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) offers twelve tips to help allergy and asthma sufferers get through the holidays without triggering dangerous allergy or asthma attacks or  symptoms.

1. Before decorating a live Christmas tree, allow it to dry out on an enclosed porch or garage. You also may want to explore whether the tree retailer has a shaking machine, which will physically remove some allergens from the tree.

2. Clean artificial Christmas trees outside before decorating. They can gather mold and dust in storage.

3. Wash fabric decorations in hot, soapy water before displaying.

4. Use plastic, metal or glass decorations that cannot trap dust mites.

5. When spraying artificial snow on windows or other surfaces, be sure to follow directions. These sprays can irritate your lungs if you inhale them.

6. When attending holiday parties, inform the host about your food allergy and ask about the ingredients used to prepare the meal.

7. Carry self-injectable epinephrine in case you accidentally eat a food to which you are allergic. Homemade items do not have ingredient lists and can be contaminated with trace amounts of allergenic foods through contact with storage containers, baking sheets and utensils.

8. Remind family members and friends that strict avoidance is the only way to manage food allergies and even one little bite can hurt.

9. If visiting relatives’ homes who have pets, take medication before arriving to minimize a possible reaction.

10. The holidays can be a very stressful time of year. Pay attention to your stress level, which can sometimes lead to an asthma attack.

11. Ask your relatives and friends to avoid burning wood in the fireplace. The smoke can trigger an asthma attack.

 


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12. Dust mites can be especially troubling when traveling away from home, take your own pillow with an allergen-proof cover and request down-free pillows if staying in a hotel.

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