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Re: Another OT-allergies


I think the Rex cat is reputed to cause fewer allergy problems.
Kitty
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, November 22, 2003 7:28 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Another OT-allergies


> Bonnie, there is a breed of hairless or nearly so cat, called a Sphinx
> or something. I think they're funny looking, but I love a cat's fur - so
> soft and so pretty. Especially mine w/ her marvelous coloring and
> markings, but I may be biased. Just a thought...
>
>
>
> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date:  Sat, 22 Nov 2003 17:55:58 -0800
>
> >We haven't noticed a difference in my husband's reaction but will start
> >looking.   We would both like to have house cats.  I asked our allergist
if
> >there might be a short hair or some unusual variety that he could
tolerate
> >but he didn't know of any.   He has been wonderful with his other
> >suggestions...he is an immunologist and allergist who works with Johns
> >Hopkins on various techniques.
> >
> >Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >> [Original Message]
> >> From: Judy L Browning <judybrowning@lewiston.com>
> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> Date: 11/20/2003 1:21:32 PM
> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Another OT-allergies
> >>
> >> Bonnie,
> >> There does seem to be a difference related to fur color. My friend's
> >> ex-husband is allergic to white cats, but Ok with black ones. Son in
law
> >> also has more difficulty with white cats. Neither of them had allergies
as
> >> bad as yours sounds.
> >> Judy B
> >>
> >> We even checked with our
> >> > allergist to see if there might be a variety of cat that he might
> >tolerate
> >> > more (some people with dog allergies can tolerate poodles) but
> >> > unfortunately nothing is available.  Maybe with all this
experimentation
> >> > with genomes some enterprising person might develop a cat with a
changed
> >> > dander and open a market to those with high allergies.
> >> >
> >> > Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > > [Original Message]
> >> > > From: Melody <mhobertm@excite.com>
> >> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> > > Date: 11/20/2003 3:36:57 AM
> >> > > Subject: RE: [CHAT] Another OT
> >> > >
> >> > > I suppose you've tried allergy shots, huh? Probably with such a
> >serious
> >> > > allergy as yours, the desensitization process isn't very
successful,
> >> > > which is too bad in your case since it seems to place such
> >restrictions
> >> > > on you. How do you do when people who live with cats (who if they
are
> >> > > anything like mine have decided all my clothing makes perfect beds
for
> >> > > them) come to visit you?
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > > Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> >> > >
> >> > > "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
> >> > > --Albert Einstein
> >> > >
> >> > >  --- On Thu 11/20, Bonnie & Bill Morgan < wmorgan972@ameritech.net
>
> >> > wrote:
> >> > > From: Bonnie & Bill Morgan [mailto: wmorgan972@ameritech.net]
> >> > > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >> > > Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 06:31:09 -0500
> >> > > Subject: RE: [CHAT] Another OT
> >> > >
> >> > > I'm usually up earlier. It's about the only "quiet time" I can get.
> >> > > And,<br>yeah, I do stay as far from cats as possible. My older
> >daughter
> >> > > has 3 cats<br>and still gets offended I won't step one foot in her
> >> > > house. She seems to<br>think its all my own mind playing tricks on
me,
> >> > > but the reaction even<br>happened post a funeral when a family
member
> >> > > asked Bill and me to come back<br>to the house for a lunch. I had
no
> >> > > clue there were cats in the house until<br>the eyes started
swelling
> >> > > shut. UGH! <br><br>I guess the worst part is that there are so many
> >> > > folks I'd like to visit<br>that I can't. And I even like cats! I
used
> >to
> >> > > get sick every time I'd go<br>visit my mother's biological dad's
> >house.
> >> > > They always had cats and a litter<br>of kittens. We didn't figure
it
> >out
> >> > > until I was an adult. When I think of<br>all the antibiotics that I
> >took
> >> > > each time after a visit, it makes me worry<br>that when I need an
> >> > > antibiotic the most, I won't have one that will work for<br>me. Of
> >such
> >> > > is life.<br><br>Blessings,<br>Bonnie<br><br>PS Have a safe trip
home
> >> > > after your shift!<br><br>-----Original Message-----<br>From:
> >> > > owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> >> > > Behalf<br>Of Melody<br>Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2003 6:16
> >AM<br>To:
> >> > > gardenchat@hort.net<br>Subject: RE: [CHAT] Another OT<br><br>Good
> >> > > morning Bonnie! Had no idea anyone from the list was awake
> >> > > and<br>on-line at this hour of the day. It's only a little after 5
> >a.m.
> >> > > here of<br>course, my night is almost over!!! Sounds like you must
> >stay
> >> > > as far away<br>from cats as possible...that kind of allergic
reaction
> >> > > sounds like<br>positive misery. So far, I'm incredibly lucky to
have
> >no
> >> > > allergies to<br>much of anything...my son has an allergy to
stinging
> >> > > insects (not of the<br>anaphylatic type, just makes him pretty
> >miserable
> >> > > and scares me half to<br>death!).<br><br><br><br>Melody, IA (Z
> >> > > 5/4)<br><br>"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the
> >> > > mysterious." <br>--Albert Einstein<br><br> --- On Thu 11/20, Bonnie
&
> >> > > Bill Morgan < wmorgan972@amerite
> >> > >
> >> > > ch.net > wrote:<br>From: Bonnie & Bill Morgan [mailto:
> >> > > wmorgan972@ameritech.net]<br>To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>Date: Thu,
20
> >> > > Nov 2003 06:09:20 -0500<br>Subject: RE: [CHAT] Another OT<br><br>It
> >does
> >> > > work. It also works for us allergy sufferers. If I do
> >> > > the<br>saline<br>water trick on my nose after working in the garden
or
> >> > > in<br>someplace really<br>dusty, I have little or no reaction. (Too
> >bad
> >> > > it<br>doesn't work after I've<br>come in contact with cats. :>(
That
> >> > > reaction<br>starts with my eyes swelling<br>shut and then progress
to
> >my
> >> > > nose and<br>other breathing organs. Usually ends<br>up with
bronchitis
> >> > > combined with<br>sinus
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
>
>infection.)<br><br>Blessings,<br>Bonnie<br><br>-----Original<br>Message----
-
> >> > <br>From:
> >> > > owner-gardenchat@hort.net<br>[mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> >> > > Behalf<br>Of Pamela J.<br>Evans<br>Sent: Wednesday, November 19,
2003
> >> > > 7:42 PM<br>To:<br>gardenchat@hort.net<br>Subject: Re: [CHAT]
Another
> >> > > OT<br><br>Sounds<br>charming but I may try that next time I get a
> >sinus
> >> > > infection.<br>Thanks<br>for the info!!<br><br>---------- Original
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
>
>Message<br>----------------------------------<br>From:<br>Aplfgcnys@aol.com
<
> >> > br>Reply-To:
> >> > > gardenchat@hort.net<br>Date: Wed, 19 Nov<br>2003 19:19:15
> >EST<br><br>>In
> >> > > a message dated 11/19/2003 7:06:50 PM<br>Eastern Standard Time,
> >> > > <br>>kmrsy@comcast.net writes:<br>><br>>><br>snuffing salt water?
> >> > > interesting.<br>>> Kitty<br>>> <br>><br>>That's an<br>old fashioned
> >> > > trick our family doctor used to prescribe. Not<br>the<br><br>>most
> >> > > pleasant thing to do, but it does
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
>
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> >> >
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