ALLERGIC TO PETS
Sensitivity to animals is one of the most common allergies. Any furry animal or bird may, cause allergic symptoms such as redness, itchy skin and nose, watery eyes, nasal congestion, sneezing, difficulty breathing, chronic sore throat, cough, wheeze, etc. among other things such allergies can significantly worsen the course of other manifestations. In fact, the allergens do not produce the animals, it’s just that the wool, feathers, etc. is a wonderful container. Examples of animal allergens:
saliva (dogs, cats, horses, etc.);
urine (cat, dog, small laboratory animals);
serum (part of blood);
Horny scales (Susanna skin);
epithelium (Susanna skin);
excrement (parrots, pigeons, etc.).
The impact of allergens on the patient occurs by inhalation of dust. The most common are allergic to cats, and the most severe forms are marked if you are allergic to horses and small rodents. Patients who are allergic to dogs she is marked on any of the breed: short-haired dogs are as allergic as long-haired. Allergy to birds is indirect in nature: usually develops a reaction on their feathers, and parasitic mites in them.
The most frequent Allergy symptoms in animals include asthma, rhinitis, conjunctivitis, rarely – eczema.
Most people develop sensitization to their own pet, although sometimes it can occur after contact with animals.
Primary measure of treatment is getting rid of the animal as a source of allergens. This is often accompanied by strong emotions, but we should put the question clearly: his own life or health (at least, up until specific desensitization and other treatments will create conditions for the return of the animal in the house).
Even if the animal causing the Allergy is removed from the home, Allergy attacks can still be repeated later because of the fact that the allergens are still kept on the details of the furniture, bedspreads, curtains, carpets etc. the Sole adequate remedy in this case is to do a thorough re-cleaning.
However, before you can remove the pet from your home, you should try to reduce its allergic effects. This can be done if more often to clean up after the animal, comb the hair, wash it often to clean the apartment, and to try to reduce the number of carpets and other items, which accumulate allergens.