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Allergic to Love? How Kissing Can Pose Risks for Some
For people with allergies, love can be hazardous.
Those whoِ haveِ certainِ food orِ drug allergies canِ experience anِ allergic reaction afterِ kissing ifِ their partner hasِ consumed anِ allergenic item, allergists say.
Food allergies affect aboutِ 2 toِ 3 percent ofِ adults, andِ 5 toِ 7 percent ofِ children inِ the U.S., orِ moreِ than 7 million people, according toِ theِ American College ofِ Allergy, Asthma andِ Immunology (ACAAI).
Allergists recommend theِ nonallergic partner brush hisِ or herِ teeth, rinse hisِ or herِ mouth andِ avoid theِ offending food forِ 16 toِ 24 hours beforeِ smooching a person whoِ isِ highly allergic toِ thatِ food.