Make your Independence Day holidays wheeze- and sneeze-free

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When you think about the 4th of July – fireworks, barbecues and parades probably come to mind. What you don’t want to be thinking about are your (or your child’s) allergy and asthma flares.

“People with allergies and asthma may have a few extra challenges when it comes to 4th of July celebrations,” says allergist Gailen Marshall, MD, PhD, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). “But if you prepare for festivities in advance, there’s no reason you and your kids can’t have a fantastic holiday, filled with lots of good food and fun activities.”