While I know that I am in the tiny percentage of the population who has a strong negative reaction to the Methacholine Challenge test, I want to offer one caveat. About six years ago, I had chronic cough and my doctor thought I might have asthma so he had me take the Methacholine Challenge test. Taking the test turned my, as yet unknown, asthma into moderate-to-severe persistent asthma. Hope no one else has this experience but it is something to consider.
If you are allergic to cats or dogs and own one: "It should be recommended that the animal be removed from the patient's environment, as avoidance is believed to be the most effective measure for the management of dog and cat allergy." According to consensus https://onlinelibrary.wiley.co...ll/10.1111/all.13391
Hi Sillysally.. Yes these comments on this particular post pop out reverse than the others with the oldest comment at the bottom and the newer ones at the top. It confused me too because I made that cat/dog comment a while back before your comments. Awesome on homemade products! I usually buy 7th Generation products or use vinegar water with a few drops of essential oils. If you ever want to share your cleaning recipes, Id love to hear them! I am really trying to keep up on all my cleaning...
Hi, SillySally! Welcome to AAFA's online community! We have several members who struggle with the same things you do, and they have great ideas ... you can start a new topic with your excellent questions. Or you can find older discussion "threads" where people have already talked about how they manage these triggers.
you are spot on vinegar, baking soda, lemon oil in water will all clean alot and produce little allergy for me. cloves and cinnamon if not allergic or peppermint oil all can be dilute help keep away pets and spiders from areas one does not want them. I am lower income and learned to make out of neessity when I was young, people just thought I was a hippie
I live in the mountains my problems are with the apartment complex moving in smokers who have to smoke outside and the drift coming in my apartment with my doors and widows closed and scents from cleaners and I think diffusers and I have had a few days where I was not able to leave my patio it was so bad I am demanding under the ada to be accomodated and having to go through fair housing. I already know how tl control my asthma,allergies and epilepsy otherwise, management just says I have...
No problem at ALL, SillySally ... I feel all thumbs with Facebook and Twitter, so I get your point exactly! These topics (or "threads" -- why they're called threads, I have no clue!) may help you out ... just click the topic title below, and it should take you to where people have been discussing it in the past. Asthma vs Housecleaning - the Struggle is Real! - house cleaning with lots of tips and tricks about cleaning Dealing with irritants - how to handle things like those "perfume assaults"
*I am not a doctor,* I suffer from cat allergies also. Gently wash your eyes, face with clean water & ivory soap, or gently use a baby wipe cloth. Use Refresh eyedrops. If you lay down in your bed after touching, being with the cat, you will have to wash, clean your bedding before you go to sleep again. Its not being "rude," if you want to be near cats, to wear a mask, gloves, eye covering/protective goggles. Cat dander gives me asthma, along with other allergic reactions. I can't be...
@Whippetartist 's suggestions are great! I'd only add to her mask recommendation. It's finally a lot easier to find a really good protective mask (specifically, N95s, P95s, N100s, P100s, and KN95s). These are definitely more effective (compared to cloth masks).
Hi Mink- Strong perfumes and fragrances, especially those with toxic chemicals can trigger an asthma episode. I try to avoid wearing them or being around them. I run into this issue a lot during the holidays. There are such fun scents everywhere, but I am mindful of my exposure.
Perfumes used to be made of natural oils from real flowers. Today they are made in a lab with alcohol and artificial chemicals made to imitate flowers. They are deadly to inhale and put on skin and absorbed through the skin
@ScttLee - That's a great point. Strong odors and fragrances trigger my asthma . These scents can make it difficult for me to breathe, especially in public places. This happened to me a few weeks ago. There was a group wearing strong colognes. I agree with you about asking to be moved, politely. Sometimes I feel bad asking, but it's important to consider my health. Here are some more tips for traveling with asthma and allergies .
Because the air is so dry, when I fly over a couple of hours, I always have a small bottle of nasal saline spray and use it 2-3 times an hour. If I don't, I get bad sinus infections that then causes me breathing issues for several days. If a person has strong perfume or other scent that bothers you, don't hesitate to ask to be moved. But do it politely and be respectful of that person feeling.
If you are allergic to animals, I find I can usually negotiate a seat faaaarrrrr away from the pet and wear a Ffp3 mask for short flights (up to 2 hours). The aircrew needs to be aware of this and not permit the owners to take their pet out of its carry case during the flight to avoid hair/dander/saliva etc.floating around the cabin. For longer/trans-atlantic flights, I have checked with the airline ahead of time, from the day of reservation to the day before the trip, to find out if a pet...
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