Common Dog Allergy Symptoms & Signs: Causes of Contact Dermatitis & Allergies and Symptoms Of Dog Dandruff.
Most people love dogs, and rightly so. They've been Man's Best Friend for centuries. They give us companionship and unconditional love and acceptance. They play with us, guard our homes and alert us (loudly) when someone walks up to our house.
But they do leave a trail of hair and dander behind. For those who have pet dander allergy symptoms it can sometimes be difficult to maneuver in a dog-loving country.
Common dog allergies symptoms are not unlike other kinds of environmental allergies. They can include:
Hives can develop on those who may have a more serious dog allergic reaction. When my son was about 8 months old we took him over to my grandmother's house. She had a mixed breed, Rottweiler and Pit-bull.
The dog was very friendly and loved giving kisses. She licked my son on the top of his head and within a couple of minutes I noticed his head was completely red. I figured he was allergic to dog saliva.
Some studies have concluded that the hair or fur doesn't cause the dog allergic reaction. It's normally the dog dander. What is pet dander? It's all of the nice flakes of dead skin that the dog leaves behind. Studies also indicate that it doesn't matter the kind of dog. Almost all dogs will leave behind a trail of dander, saliva, and urine.
People with a dander allergy will normally have over-sensitive or over- stimulated immune systems. These allergens are thought of by the person's body as an invader and will do anything it can to relieve itself of the attacker. It's probably that your friend doesn't hate your dog, it's just coughing and sneezing are the body's way to get rid of the allergen.
Your doctor might prescribe antihistamines or a decongestant. You can also use a home remedy such as a Neti Pot or nasal irrigation to remove allergens from your nasal cavity to reduce your dog allergy symptoms.
Your Environment If You Don't Have A Dog
The best way to control dog allergies is to reduce or avoid contact with dogs. You can:
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If you think you have dog allergy symptoms or an intolerance it's best to talk to your doctor or allergist. Another avenue is a chiropractor who practices Applied Kinesiology or muscle testing. The doctor, allergist, or chiropractor can perform a series of tests to determine the root cause of the allergy and treat it accordingly.
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