The Crazy Suburban Mom: Even people without allergies have them

Monday, October 18, 2010

Even people without allergies have them

The odd thing about allergies is some people don't have them and have them anyway.  Let me explain.

My son's been on allergy medicine  (On and off, once they get past a certain age - You can't make them and if they want their noses to run you have to just keep them in tissues) and living with an air cleaner since he was two.  I can tell you what it's like to give a two year old nasal spray but it's  not pretty and I like to keep things pretty here.  I didn't take him for allergy testing for years and years because he has this needle thing.  Falls like a stone, he does.

By the time I took him I was convinced the little allergy needles wouldn't get to him.  HA!  I don't want to go there either.  My point here is, ever heard of something called eosinophilic rhinitis?    It's also called non-allergic rhinitis.

Yep, after all those years of not testing him and then finally testing him plus the drama of the smelling salts and all he doesn't have allergies, but he does.

The bottom line is, he didn't test positive for anything but he has to be treated for allergies because he acts like he is, allergic, everything.

The point of this is air quality.  Mom Central asked me to write about The Filtrete Site and their Clear Advantage Program where you can sign up to get reminders to change your air filters (I need that) as well as a seasonal newsletter, hints and coupons.

They sell the Filtrete Elite Allergen Reduction Filter from 3M which

  • Captures 94 percent of large airborne particles such as pollen, smoke, dust mite debris and pet dander from the air as it passes through the filter
  • Captures up to 40 times more microscopic particles than ordinary fiberglass filters
  • Helps maintain airflow in heating and cooling systems, which may help prevent stress on the system and reduce the amount of energy needed to warm your home this Fall and Winter

If you do  check it out and decide to get one, HERE is a link to a rebate form.

We are huge on air filters here, have three.  And one in the HVAC. Dust is a huge issue around here, although you'd think I'd be neater wouldn't you? Never mind that...  You can't beat good air quality with a stick, especially if you have a kid with allergies.  Or in my case a kid without allergies who has them anyway.

“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Filtrete and received a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.”


Debbie 10/19/10, 5:44 PM  

Allergies are such a nuisance. I feel for everyone that has them.

J Sedai 10/19/10, 6:06 PM  

so, he's allergic to the air, that's fantastic!

I have the other kind of allergy, I'll be using/breathing something for years, weeks, whatever, just fine, and one day, I'll break out in hives from it. I "sensitize" to things! I've learned to trick my body over the years. but yeah I feel for ya. I got a bagless vac with a schmancy filter a few years ago, and it's heaven, and base housing is picky that we change the filters in the house every month (they provide them for free).

Theres just life 10/19/10, 10:34 PM  

I am with your son...HATE needles. I go berserk when I see them, just ask my old dentist. He found out the painful way to listen when I talk. Well he didn't need anymore kids anyway.
As to the allergy thing, I got them. This time of year is my worst. By Christmas I can do a real good impression of Rudolph...

Babes Mami 10/20/10, 12:29 PM  

An allergy to nothing, interesting. Babe has an allergy to something, I don't remember what. Pollen maybe.

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