Lowe was born with a regular morning episode of sneezing. I was confused at first, then William informed me that, he too, sneezes a lot due to his allergic rhinitis. It gets triggered by a whole lot of random things, but mostly, dust.
I then realized that it must’ve been passed to Lowe and a house with a cat inside can also contribute to this, my husband suggested to eject my cat, haha!.
Ejecting my house cat is not an option, having a dust-free environment is quite difficult to achieve too, therefore, the next best thing is to have an air purifier. Not just any air purifier, for a house with pets, the one with HEPA (A HEPA filter is a type of mechanical air filter; it works by forcing air through a fine mesh that traps harmful particles such as pollen, pet dander, dust mites, and tobacco smoke) for cat danders.
The one we chose to buy is Sharp Plasmacluster with Mosquito Catcher from Anson’s Alabang Town Center. It retails for Php 14,000+ (USD 265+) but if you pay in cash, there’s a discount. We bought it for approximately Php 12,000+ (USD 227+). I liked the fact that it has mosquito catcher and hopefully it caught a lot by now.
Ever since we started using this air purifier, my husband does not sneeze at all and the same goes with Lowe. It was quite an expensive alternative to medication but if it will give Lowe his peace from sneeze, it was worth it.
I’ve used this also to remove certain smells from the house, one time we had our pantry painted, the entire house smelled like paint and it was making me high. Haha! I placed this just outside the pantry and turned on the haze feature and it sucked all the smell!
As for the care and maintenance, the mosquito glue sheet can be replaced when there’s a lot of mosquitoes caught, (ideally every 3 months). The HEPA filter can be changed after 2 years and the pre-filter when be vacuumed and washed.
If ever you have or someone you love, suffering from allergic rhinitis, this might be the answer. Quite an expensive answer but useful, nonetheless.