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Re: Can wood smoke cause an allergic reaction?

Arle ·
I was wondering about woodsmoke in general. If an asthmatic is in the vicinity of a campfire or bonfire or even inside a home with a fireplace in use?
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Re: What are some ways I can manage my cat allergy?

Shea ·
No one likes to say this to people.. Doctors don't like to say it, but I got so ill from living with cats I was allergic to that I really wish I heard it earlier than I finally did. Now my case was severe-- but it didn't start so severe.. I took a medication called Singulair and it worked so well I thought it was magic, I had like no reactions. I moved in with my then boyfriend who had cats after starting it (I had went to my doctor asking if there was something I could take because my then-...
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Re: What are some ways I can manage my cat allergy?

Kathy P ·
There are some additional strategies to reduce exposure if you have a pet in your home - your can find more information on AAFA's Pet Allergies page.
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Re: Can wood smoke cause an allergic reaction?

JR ·
@Arle , inhaling wood smoke is not good for anyone's lungs. Regarding whether or not wood smoke is worse than the smoke produced from other things that you could burn (e.g. paper, plastic, leaves, etc.) --the answer depends. Whenever you burn something, byproducts are created. Burnt wood results in things like water, carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), sulfur oxides (SOx), and nitrogen oxides (NOx). Burnt plastics release things like hydrochloric acid, SOx, dioxins, furans, and heavy...
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Re: How can I manage cold dry air in my home?

JR ·
@Tia74 , I have some general recommendations (below) for you based on what you've shared so far, but I believe I would be able to give you better advice based on your specific situation if I had a few more details. If that's of interest to you, please contact me at the AAFA Support Center via phone (800-727-8462) or email ( info@aafa.org ). Recommendations: If you live in a home where you have access to the HVAC filters, you should make sure they are being replaced when they're dirty If you...
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Re: Where should I move to help my allergies?

Grg ·
The Humidity is lower in the Midwest. The western part of the Midwest. I've been monitoring the climate. I think this will help me. My allergies are stronger in the fall. I figured moving to that area would be good. In addition isn't there something called the 'honeymoon period!'? Kind of like: it takes a while for new allergies to start up? I'll keep my home in michigan and just leave once or twice a year.
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