“It’s fine, my dog is hypoallergenic”
“Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a truly hypoallergenic dog or cat. It’s not the fur people are allergic to but the allergens that are released in saliva, sebaceous glands, and perianal glands. It is true, however, that some breeds are more bothersome for allergy sufferers than others.” —Bryan Martin, MD, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Besides hypoallergenic pets, these are the 20 things you never knew you could be allergic to.
“I can’t get vaccines, I’m allergic to eggs”
“Egg embryos are used to grow viruses for vaccines such as the flu so you may have heard that you shouldn’t get vaccinated if you’re allergic to eggs. But there is now a vaccine approved for adults that is completely safe for people with egg allergies. It’s important to get vaccinated as it can help prevent serious illness.” —Bryan Martin, MD