Hitting just the right note with a romantic gesture on Valentine’s Day is challenging enough – but getting it right with a valentine who suffers from allergies and asthma can be especially difficult. With millions of Americans having allergies or asthma, cupid’s bow is bound to hit someone who suffers from either allergies or asthma – or both!
Surprise Your Valentine While Keeping Them Allergy and Asthma Free –
Think outside the (candy) box to show them you care about their health
Here are four tips to help make Valentine’s Day special
–If your valentine is a foodie, order in their favorite allergy-free meal for a romantic night at home. Letting your loved one know you “get them” and understand the foods that keep them healthy goes a long way in persuading them to say yes when you ask to be their valentine.
—Gift an experience instead of something that may be used a couple times or eaten right away. You probably already know what they enjoy, and this avoids any food allergies getting in the way of a nice Valentine’s Day.
–Perfumes and strongly scented flowers may not be the best choice for a valentine with allergies or asthma. A reaction to odors created by volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can cause headaches, sneezing, watery eyes and runny noses – not the best scenario if you’re hoping for a nice romantic day! If your valentine doesn’t wear perfume, it’s probably for a reason and maybe best if you don’t wear it either.
–Knock your valentine’s socks off – then wash them! Want to show you really care? Do some deep cleaning around the house. It’s not an expensive gift, but it could have a big payoff. Getting rid of allergens such as pet dander, dust and mold will help your sweetheart breathe easier.
You don’t have to spend piles of money or go to enormous lengths to show love for your valentine. An allergist can help you and your loved ones steer clear of allergy triggers. Board certified allergists are specially trained to help you take control of your allergies and asthma, so you can live the life you want.