SPRING ALLERGIES

11 Things That Can Make Allergies Worse

By Stephanie Watson @WatsonWriter
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April 21, 2017

3. Smoke

You already know smoking causes cancer and lung disease, but were you aware that puffing on cigarettes can also exacerbate seasonal allergies? The chemicals in cigarettes act on the immune system, making you even more sensitive to pollen, mold spores, and other allergens. Even if you don’t light up yourself, being in the same room with a smoker can inflame your allergy symptoms.

 

 

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Updated:  

March 30, 2020

Reviewed By:  

Janet O’Dell, RN