Having pet allergies is common and you are not alone. I have a lot of clients that are allergic to dogs and cats. I am also allergic to both of them and know from personal experience how frustrating it can be. It is very common for individuals with Asthma to be allergic to their pets. In this article, we will cover allergy relief steps you can take to help with pet allergies.
Allergy Tip 1: Understanding why you are having an allergic reaction is the key to understanding how to control your Asthma or Allergies. One of the first things in your arsenal of understanding is a HEPA Vacuum and a HEPA Air Cleaner, they can be very useful in helping to control airborne pet allergens.
Allergy Tip 2: Allergy to dogs or cats is not to their hair but the skin cells off of their bodies. Even we shed skin cells on a daily basis, that is why Dust Mites thrive in these types of areas.You can help reduce animal Dander by giving your pet frequent baths. This helps but the dander comes back overnight.
Allergy Tip 3: Where people get lost in understanding Pet Allergies is that the dander from your dog or cat sticks to your clothes. If you are having an allergy in your office, the source could possibly be a co-worker who has a pet you are allergic to. It is best to avoid physical contact with these individuals. Do not sit next to them in meetings. Ask questions, “Do you own a dog or a cat? This will help you identify the possible sources of animal dander in your work place.
Allergy Tip 4: Each individual has different levels of an allergic reaction to pet dander. Some individuals can own a pet but have minimal reactions. Others are so allergic, they cannot be around dogs or cats. If you have carpet, animal dander sticks to the carpet even though you vacuum every week. We do not recommend any type of carpeting with anyone with Asthma or Allergies. Best course of action, remove and install tile, linoleum or wood floors. Easier to keep clean of animal dander.
Allergy Tip 5. Reducing your exposure to animal dander is the key to controlling your allergic reaction. Do not allow your pet in your bedroom to reduce your exposure to pet allergens. Always wash your hands after contact with your pet. Do not allow them to jump on your clothes. Cover your pillows, mattress and box springs with Allergy Encasing Covers.
In conclusion, there are many more things that you can do to help control you allergic reaction to animal dander. They will be covered in our next article. As always, if you are having an allergic reaction to anything, consult with your Doctor first before following any advice or seek medical treatment if it is serious allergic reaction. I have one client who get exposed to dogs and ends up in the emergency room. Allergic reactions can be a life and death situation for some individuals. If you have any questions, feel free to visit our website or call us for information.