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8 Surprising Spring Allergy Triggers

If you suffer from spring allergies, you understandably steer clear of any flower that’s blooming or tree that’s budding in springtime.

However, avoiding pollen and swallowing antihistamines will only get you so far—sniff!  These eight surprising triggers can just as easily trigger the sneezing, stuffy, inflammatory symptoms of seasonal hay fever (or allergic rhinitis)…

1. Spring Cleaning

The urge in spring to cleanse and purge is often overwhelming. However, you may be unearthing dust, dust mites, mold, and animal pollen that have been hibernating in your home’s cracks, vents, drapes, and blinds all winter. Try wearing a dust mask when you clean and using a vacuum cleaner with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) air filter to suck up potential allergens.

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