Allergies and Asthma suck
April 11, 2011 9:51 AM Subscribe
Please help me deal with my newly diagnosed Asthma and allergies. I know you are not my allergist.
posted by dmbfan93 to Health & Fitness (25 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
After weeks of feeling really sick, weak and itchy I finally went to the allergist who tested me - turns out I'm very allergic to dust, mold, some pollens and cats. I'm also asthmatic. Dear mefites, please advise me on a couple of things - one is how to deal with allergies when you own a dear, loving cat? Is bathing her, getting her trimmed, etc. going to help? I was advised to not let her in my bedroom - but that is her favorite place to be - both day and night - not sure how I could ban her from there - any advice?
And for asthma, how long will it be before I am able to feel normal again when I exercise? My chest feels totally tight. I can barely run for more than 20 minutes (usually I run for an hour). I use an inhaler twice a day - once in the morning and once in the eve as prescribed by my doctor. Is it just a matter of time? Also, do you have advice on dealing with Dust? No matter how much I clean and dust, there is more and more. Are those tower air purifiers really helpful? I have one in two rooms in my condo but have not really experienced much of a difference and trying to decide if I need to buy one more for my living room. I have found plenty of information on dealing with the mold issue in my basement so I'm pretty clear on that. Any advice and guidance you can provide would be helpful.