SATURDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Halloween candy may contain some obvious allergens, but there are many more unexpected allergy and asthma triggers that can pose a threat to trick-or-treaters, including dusty costumes, fog machines and makeup, according to experts from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI).
"When people think of Halloween-associated allergies, they focus on candy and often overlook many other potential triggers," said Dr. Myron Zitt, former ACAAI president in a news release. "By planning ahead, you can ensure not only safe treats, but also safe costumes, makeup, accessories and decorations."
The ACAAI advised parents to be on the lookout for six potential allergy and asthma triggers they may not be expecting, including:
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides more information on asthma in children.
-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas
SOURCE: American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, news release, Sept. 22, 2011
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