Why is my boyfriend's cat allergy worse in areas where the cat is not allowed?
July 12, 2012 8:58 AM Subscribe
My boyfriend's allergic to my cat, but it's worse in my room and bathroom where she is not allowed.
posted by RUPure to Health & Fitness (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I just moved from a studio apartment to a two bedroom apartment. In my studio, my boyfriend had a really hard time with the cat because we couldn't prevent her from being on the bed since there were no doors, and the only spot for the litter box was in the bathroom. For him, the bathroom was the worst.
Now, I live in a two bedroom apartment and my room is the master bedroom so the bathroom and bedroom are attached. The cat isn't allowed in the room at all, and the litter box is in the back hallway. I thought this would make his allergies better, but for some reason, it's not helping. He is even starting to wheeze (before is was just itching and red eyes) when he's in my bathroom, and the bedroom isn't good either. The living area, where the cat hangs out is much better for his allergies.
This is confusing to me, and I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas as to why this might be the case. All of my bedding and towels from the old apartment have been washed. What could it be? Why the bathroom in particular?