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29 January 2009

Allergic to Christmas?

'Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry, but make sure you don't sniffle and sneeze your way through the holidays.

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'Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry, but make sure you don't sniffle and sneeze your way through the holidays. Seasonal triggers, including that beautiful three-metre-high Christmas tree, can bring on allergies or allergy-like symptoms.

Take action: Have as much ventilation as possible in the rooms where you keep the tree, candles, incense or potpourri; if you put your tree in a container of water, change the water frequently; watch out for foods that may have "hidden" ingredients - wheat, eggs, milk, soy, fish or shellfish, legumes and nuts from trees, could pose a danger to guests who have allergies.

 
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