Be greater than your allergies
TAGS: Living with allergies
GETTING IN THE MIDDLE OF ROMANCE
You’ve met someone new. You think they’re the one. Unfortunately, they’re a dog lover and you’re a dog allergy sufferer. It’s not the dog you’re allergic to; it’s dog dander (flecks of dead skin and hair). To help keep the love alive, here are four tips on how to live with your allergy symptoms, because love means never having to say, “It’s either me or the dog.”
Dogs love to be around their owners. But where a dog goes, so goes dog dander. Keep it under control by asking your partner to brush the dog frequently. Comb and brush the dog outside, or on a hard floor. Then sweep-up or vacuum the area immediately after brushing.1
NO KISSES...FROM THE DOG, THAT IS
Many people think their allergy symptoms are due to a dog’s fur, but the source of the allergy is usually a protein found in the saliva of dogs.2 So only accept kisses from your partner. If the dog sneaks in a lick, wash your face or hands immediately.
Nothing says, "I love you" like a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) cleaner. Buy one for your partner and run it continuously in a bedroom or living room to reduce allergen levels over time.3 It's a gift that keeps on giving you allergy relief by reducing allergens.
FLONASE® Allergy Relief nasal spray can help relieve allergy symptoms. It blocks 6 different allergic substances instead of 1.* It can provide the relief you need, and help take your relationship to the next level.
*Mechanism vs. most over-the-counter (OTC) allergy pills. FLONASE® acts on multiple inflammatory substances (histamine, prostaglandins, cytokines, tryptases, chemokines and leukotrienes). The exact number and precise mechanism are unknown.
1. Dog Tip: Allergies to Pets. (n.d.). Retrieved August 28, 2015, from http://www.paw-rescue.org/PAW/PETTIPS/DogTip_Allergies.php
2. Are there hypoallergenic dogs? (n.d.). Retrieved August 27, 2015, from http://www.animalleague.org/expert-advice/adoption/adoption-expert-qa/hypoallergenic-dogs.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/
3. Pet Allergies. (n.d.). Retrieved August 28, 2015, from http://acaai.org/allergies/types/pet-allergy