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Halloween Can Be Frightful for Kids With Allergies, Asthma

05:00 EDT 26 Oct 2019 | Drugs.com

SATURDAY, Oct. 26, 2019 -- Allergies and asthma can turn Halloween into fright night, so parents must be vigilant. Some fun-sized candy bars have no labels to alert about possible food allergens, such as peanuts, said Dr. Todd Mahr, president of the...

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