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What causes pet allergy development?

What causes pet allergy development?

Pet allergy: If you have an allergic predisposition, you can develop an allergy to almost anything, including pet dander with continued exposure. An allergist can help you by desensitizing you to pets and other allergens, see one for long term relief. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Can you tell me how I could reduce asthma symptoms from pet allergies?

Can you tell me how I could reduce asthma symptoms from pet allergies?

Pet allergies: The best way to reduce symptoms from pet allergies is to remove the pets from your environment.it may take up to six months to realize an improvement in symptoms ...Read more

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Help please! i don't know when to decide if a pet allergy is not going to get better?

Help please! i don't know when to decide if a pet allergy is not going to get better?

Allergy: Allergy is a chronic disease. Your symptoms depends on the amount of exposure to have to the things that you are allergic to. If you don't have a pet, then you won't have symptoms. Allergy desensitization will treat your pet allergy symptoms. Allergists are specialized in treating this condition. ...Read more

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I am wondering how to cure an itchy eye caused by pet allergy?

I am wondering how to cure an itchy eye caused by pet allergy?

Allergy drops: Use otc allergy drops and cold applications. If this doesnt work you will need prescription drops. ...Read more

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Are there any cures for pet allergies?

Are there any cures for pet allergies?

Not exactly: The best treatment is to not have a pet in the house and avoid those pets as possible. The best long term medical treatment is allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots). They can decrease symptoms in over 80% of people. While it is not a cure, it is the closest that is currently available. (and the needles are really tiny!). ...Read more

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How can I avoid developing (pet) allergies later in life?

How can I avoid developing (pet) allergies later in life?

Actually: Avoidance of pets is the best way to avoid allergic responses it you have problems with animal dander. ...Read more

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What causes pet allergy development?

Pet allergy: If you have an allergic predisposition, you can develop an allergy to almost anything, including pet dander with continued exposure. An allergist can help you by desensitizing you to pets and other allergens, see one for long term relief. ...Read more

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How long does it take to know that a pet allergy is not going to get better?

How long does it take to know that a pet allergy is not going to get better?

Likely Not Soon: If you are truly allergic to animal dander like cat and dog it is unlikely to get better. Allergic sensitization can change with time, but don't expect abrupt resolution overnight. See an Allergist to confirm sensitivity and treat with nasal sprays and antihistamines. Avoidance also key. If you have pets limit access to bedroom, HEPA filters, frequent washing. Allergy shots can also be helpful. ...Read more

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Help please! i don't know when to decide if a pet allergy is not going to get better?

Allergy: Allergy is a chronic disease. Your symptoms depends on the amount of exposure to have to the things that you are allergic to. If you don't have a pet, then you won't have symptoms. Allergy desensitization will treat your pet allergy symptoms. Allergists are specialized in treating this condition. ...Read more

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Can a child's asthma be triggered by a pet allergy?

Can a child's asthma be triggered by a pet allergy?

Depends: Frequently, pet allergy may be a significant trigger in children with asthma. The pet allergy may not always cause immediate, severe symptoms, but may contribute to chronic asthmatic inflammation. Parents often seem to not want to acknowledge this. But not all children with asthma are allergic to pets. Specific testing can be done by your pediatrician, or by an allergist. ...Read more

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I am wondering how to cure an itchy eye caused by pet allergy?

Allergy drops: Use otc allergy drops and cold applications. If this doesnt work you will need prescription drops. ...Read more

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Are there any allergy medicine that works against pet allergies?

Are there any allergy medicine that works against pet allergies?

Although: Antihistamines help - if you have frequent contact with pets that you appear to be allergic to - please see an allergist. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best medicine/remedy for pet allergies?

Could you tell me what's the best medicine/remedy for pet allergies?

Avoid/meds/shots: Keeping the pet out of the house and definitely out of the bedroom would be the first step.Oral antihistamines will help, but i usually prescribe nasal steroids which are more effective for congestion and allergy. Allegy shots for dogs and cats are also very effective--i have saved a few marriages where the husband is allergic particularly to a cat and the wife won't get rid of it. ...Read more

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What is good allergy medicine that works against pet allergies, what do you recommend?

Allergy shots/remove: All allergy medications will help with pet allergy, but not eliminate them. It also depends on what pet. Cat allergen is so potent that no medication is going to be truly effective. With dogs, removal from the bedroom, washing hands before going to bed and having "bedroom only clothes" may help significantly. Long term solution is desensitization (allergy shots) by a board-certified allergist. ...Read more

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Are there any cures for pet allergies?

Not exactly: The best treatment is to not have a pet in the house and avoid those pets as possible. The best long term medical treatment is allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots). They can decrease symptoms in over 80% of people. While it is not a cure, it is the closest that is currently available. (and the needles are really tiny!). ...Read more

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What can be done to permanently stop pet allergies?

What can be done to permanently stop pet allergies?

Allergy shots: I suggest you see a board certified allergist, get tested and start allergen immunotherapy. This is your only hope for long term control and possible cure from your pet allergies. ...Read more

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How can I avoid developing (pet) allergies later in life?

Actually: Avoidance of pets is the best way to avoid allergic responses it you have problems with animal dander. ...Read more

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What do experts consider effective ways to relieve pet allergies?

Pet allergy: Keep the pet out of the beroom, get a hepa air filter for the bedroom and maybe another for the living room. Wash pet frequently, if they let you, and ultimately, get allergy shots to desensitize yourself if life is intolerable and you start developing asthma symptoms from the pet. ...Read more

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How close will a person with pet allergies have to be to get reactions?

How close will a person with pet allergies have to be to get reactions?

Not very close: Pet allergens tend to be airborne so one does not have to be very close to the animal to have symptoms. In fact, the animal may be out of the house and one can still have symptoms. ...Read more