Valentine’s Day and Allergies

Published: February 12, 2021

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If you’re planning a Valentine’s Day celebration and your significant other has allergies, do some planning ahead, to make sure everyone stays safe, cautions the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Talk to your Valentine before heading to the kitchen to bake a treat. While most people are aware of peanut allergies and their severity, other common food allergies include eggs, milk, tree nuts, and wheat. Make sure all of your ingredients are okay.

Headed on a Valentine’s Day date? Go easy on the perfume or cologne, as they can irritate airways for people who are susceptible. If you’re looking to buy flowers, the classic bouquet of roses is a good bet, as roses have a low pollen count. Other good choices include begonia, columbine, and daffodil.

Life may be like a box of chocolates, but for your Valentine, you probably should skip this gift. A box of assorted chocolates is likely to contain three-quarters of the most common food allergens. Read labels carefully or look into other options. Enterprising chocolate makers are now offering treats free of the top eight allergens.

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