What to do When You're Allergic to Your Partner's Dog
When Dog Allergies Get 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 the dog dander (flecks of dead skin and hair). To help keep the love alive, here are 4 tips on how to live with your allergy symptoms, because love means never having to say, “It’s either me or the dog.”
IT’S GOOD TO GROOM
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.
IT'S TIME TO CLEAN THE AIR OF DOG ALLERGENS
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 the gift that keeps on giving you allergy relief by reducing allergens.
USE FLONASE ALLERGY RELIEF NASAL SPRAYS
FLONASE allergy relief nasal sprays can help relieve allergy symptoms. They help block 6 different allergic substances instead of 1,* Plus, they provide you with 24-hour allergy relief, so you can spend less time worrying about your allergies and more time taking your relationship to the next level.