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(ABC NEWS)-- Hunting for eggs this weekend? Easter festivities can be fun for the whole family, but hidden allergens can quickly turn the holiday into a nightmare.
"Holidays can be a challenge because of the focus on food," said Dr. Michael Pistiner, a pediatric allergist with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Boston. "Everybody loves to give treats, so it's really important to train kids with food allergies to say, 'No, thank you so much, but I can't.'"
Easter candy and homemade treats aren't the only allergy triggers. Brightly-dyed eggs and relatives' pets can cause miserable reactions in kids and adults alike. And let's not forget about spring pollen wreaking havoc on sinuses.
Here, a list of Easter allergy triggers and tips to stay out of harm's way.