So hubby has long known that he has typical spring allergies and animal allergies, not from any testing but just because it was OBVIOUS, ya know? :) Well he finally just got a formal allergy test and it revealed a ton of stuff, some we weren't expecting.
He's severely allergic to grass pollen -- they tested 4 species and he got them all at the highest level. A few trees, a number of weeds. Mild allergy to egg whites and egg yolks -- that was a surprise! High allergy to cats -- allergist said "you should not be living with cats". We have two, and there's no way I can live without cats, and he agrees... (My mother is also highly allergic to cats but the benefits were worth the hassle to her as well)
He's also highly allergic to dust mites. They tested wheat, fish, nuts, and there was no allergic response there. It's all airborne stuff -- except for the eggs.
They tested his lungs and he had only a 70% lower lung value... he runs 15k with no problems so they'd certainly expect him to have better lungs than that. Good indicator of swelling from allergies.
He's never had a really serious attack where he couldn't breathe at all, but the allergist wants him to have a ventalin puffer just in case, because his levels were so high. Plus he's going to start a series of allergy shots... 1x/week for a whole year, then 1/month, then I forget the schedule but it's a pretty intensive thing. We're also going to get some kind of Hepa filter air purifier for the house. Allergist said if he won't get rid of the cats, at least keep them out of the bedroom... :(
Anyway, just looking for any tips, suggestions, commiseration... I'm not allergic to a thing (except earrings heh) so I'm just not used to dealing with this sort of thing.