Allergy-Proof Your Life

Your Secret Allergy Triggers Revealed

Your allergies could be due to household items like candles, chemicals, stuffed animals, spices, and more.
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by Arianne Cohen

You could blame weeds, trees, and grasses if you start itching, sneezing, coughing, and wheezing. But the usual suspects aren’t the only triggers. A host of household items—candles, chemicals, stuffed animals, and spices—may be the real culprits. “Many homes are filled with irritants, and if there’s a high enough count of an irritant, you’ll react,” says Christopher Randolph, MD, an allergy expert at Yale University. Here, a rundown of 11 sneaky suspects—and how to stop them from bothering you.

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