True or False? Some cat and dog breeds cause allergies and some don’t.
False: A cat is a cat. and a dog is a dog. Your allergy is to the entire species. So, do not get fooled into buying an expensive special hypoallergenic pet (Portuguese Water dogs included). Cats and dogs with less fur may have the same amount of dander as cats and dogs with more fur. It’s the dander, skin and saliva that you are allergic to.
True or False? Airing your house out after being closed up all winter is a good idea.
Maybe: I have heard that opening the windows and airing out the house helps if you have indoor allergies only. BUT, Spring follows Winter and Spring is the worst time for seasonal allergies. Opening windows will let new allergens enter your living space. Keep you windows and doors closed if you have seasonal allergies, but use HEPA filters on your furnace and air conditioner. If you do not have an air conditioner, use air cleaner units with fans in your bedroom.
True or False? Cooking foods helps with food allergies. Read about this and more…