This morning I accompanied the Hubs to the Allergy Clinic to get a scratch test done to see if we can pinpoint exactly what he has reactions to. He has really bad allergies and gets sick quite often. When that happens I get texts like this.
Yes, the poor thing ripped a decent sized hole in his cargo shorts. Yes, I laughed at his expense. That's just how our relationship is! So we got some interesting answers at the clinic today!
Hey everyone! I'm about to be pricked with needles containing chemicals from various trees, grasses, weeds, molds, mites, and animals! Can you sense my excitement?
This is what it looked like right after he was pricked. You can already see reactions starting.
This is what it looked like at the end. Turns out he is VERY reactive to dust mites, cats, and two types of ragweed. He had mild reactions to many of the other things too. It's good to have some answers as to what is causing him to get so sick. He has been on some medication that seems to be working really well for him, and he was given a new one (a nasal spray) today. I hope it keeps him comfortable because when he gets sick, he gets really sick, and who wants to see their loved one sick and miserable? Although I do enjoy teasing him a little bit about it...but I guess I can live without that ;).
I'm happy he is allergic to cats. I hate cats and he loves cats and wants cats but now I have a great excuse to not ever get a cat! I was also glad to see that he isn't allergic to dogs. So when we got home I told the girls we could keep them now that daddy isn't getting sick from them! Pfft like I would ever get rid of my dogs anyway. No. Husband would have to suck it up and live with if that were the case. I also plan on dusting the whole house today since he is so reactive to dust mites. Hopefully that will help too. His doctor also recommended we get a plastic covering for the bed. I guess that helps keep dust mites away? So overall, it seems like Hubby will be feeling better in no time with his new meds and me dusting and vacuuming the house more! Yay! I love being in good health and not having any allergies or health issues whatsoever! I do think it would be fun and interesting to take a scratch test though. Just to see it!
Do any of you have allergies? How do you cope with them?