Here are some things besides candy that can cause an allergy or asthma attack on Halloween.
Experts from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)say there are more things than justcandy that could give you allergies on Halloween.
The former President of the ACAAI, Dr. Myron Zitt, said, “When people think of Halloween Associated Allergies, they focus on candy and often overlook many other potential triggers. BY planning ahead, you can endure not only safe treats, but also safe costumes, makeup, accessories and decorations.”
If you have a allergy to nickel, you might get contact dermatitis which can cause you to be itchy. Nickel can be found on swords or belts.
You can get an allergic reaction from preservatives in Halloween face and body makeup. Instead purchase theater makeup since it is better quality than the makeup you get in the dollar store with your Halloween costume.
If you choose to use a fog machine this Halloween, it migght trigger a kid or parents to have an allergic reaction or asthma attack.
Dust mites trigger allergies and asthma so if you have a costume in your attic you plan on using, make sure it is dust mite free. YOu can do this by shaking it out outside and if it is not raining or snowing (!) let it sit outside awhile.
THere are not too many people allergic to pumpkins, but an allergic reaction can happen if the pumpkin is homegrown and dusty or moldy. Buy your pumpkin in a department store like Wal Mart or your supermarket where they might be cleaner and are probably not going to be moldy. If you do buy one, check it isn’t dusty and make sure there is no mold on it.