Keep your sweetheart safe from allergy and asthma triggers on Valentine’s Day

(BPT) - Flowers, food, fragrances and more — Valentine's Day is a special time to show your sweetheart you care with gifts and gestures both grand and small. The goal is to make your valentine blush and take their breath away. But you want it to be from the love they feel, not an allergic reaction.

"Some traditional Valentine's gifts can cause an allergic response, which can halt any romantic moment fast," said allergist Dr. Kathleen May, M.D., president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). "Hives, coughing, sneezing and difficulty breathing are a few reactions that can occur if you don't think ahead about your loved one's needs."

May and the team of experts at ACAAI share some common romantic gifts that can cause an allergic response, along with safer alternatives to consider:


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