My Dust Allergy Was Terrible
Just wanted to drop a comment by you. I have suffered from allergies for years, not knowing what the issue was. I tried everything, even allergy shot which I hated.
Every two weeks going to the doctor to get stuck with a over and over again. One of the worst parts was the scratch test.
I was on my stomach for an hour while they dug and scraped and poked my back. It seemed like an eternity, but I know it was only a few minutes. I hated every moment of it.
I started doing my own research, then discovered the issues that I had from my allergies. My mom had the same problems when i was a kid. Sneezing and coughing all the time.
We thought she just had a permanent cold but I'm convinced it was either food or environmental allergies, or perhaps both.
We started to whittle down the possibilities and went through hell and high water finding the causes of our itching and sneezing.
I couldn't believe how may chemicals there were, and how many products that we take for granted are safe, are in fact, not. I guess company's definitions of safe are different than ours.
At any rate, we discovered what was making my family and I sneeze and cough all of the time. It took some digging to find out, but we managed to cut our allergens down by about 90%. We keep everything clean due to the dust mite problems. Ripped up our carpets and installed hard wood floors.
The only chemical cleaners we have, per se, are toilet bowl cleaners. I still use Lysol blue stuff but that's about it. We mop the floors down with a wet rag and clean the furniture as well, just with a wet rag.
After all of these years I cannot go into someone's house that uses Lemon Pledge and Fabreeze. I can smell it immediately and it really makes me sneeze.
We're not meant to have all of the chemicals in our environment and systems. I think people have been brainwashed into thinking that chemicals are the way to go, but there's a better and certainly less expensive way to go. A damp rag on the counter top and floors seems to do magic.
If you need to use "chemicals" there are alternatives to the harsh and invasive chemical cleaners. You can go to your local health food store or co-op and shop around.
Online is a great place. Be sure to read the labels and educate yourself on the danger of the massive number of chemicals that these companies put into everything.
Thanks for that great post Jackie. Surely there are many more people in your situation and need to share their story. We're not alone in this.
The great thing about this is we can all contribute to our successes and offer up better solutions than simply adding more chemicals to our homes and environment.
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