Who Knew? Allergy Hot Spots Inside the House

Your houseplants, bathmat and scented candles may be causing a reaction (10 Photos)

Brenda Kearns on Mar 4, 2012 at 4:29PM

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Who Knew? Allergy Hot Spots Inside the House

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What Are You Overlooking?

You dust, you vacuum, you keep the kitchen spic ‘n span, yet you’re constantly stuffed up and sniffly. Turns out even homes that are super-clean and tidy can hide some nasty allergy triggers, says Clifford Bassett, M.D., medical director of Allergy and Asthma Care of New York. “Many people suffer for years, not realizing that the source of their misery is right under their noses,” he says. Here are common allergy hot spots many of us overlook -- and surprisingly simple ways to tame your allergy symptom-triggers fast.

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