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What are some quick procedures that can successfully remove pet dander?

What are some quick procedures that can successfully remove pet dander?

Real estate agent: Find one. Buy new house. Leave pet behind. There are no other "quick procedures". Moving pet out is your best solution in long run. Keeping pet off furniture, bedding & out of laundry room helps. A hepa air purifier reduces airborne pet dander as will keeping windows open. For effective hepa calculate volume of home. Hepas must move that amount of air every 10 minutes. It's a big investment. ...Read more

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Can pet dander be removed from cars successfully? I'm sensitive to pet dander. Should i buy a used car with pet dander in it?

Can pet dander be removed from cars successfully? I'm sensitive to pet dander. Should i buy a used car with pet dander in it?

Dont buy car: If youre sensitive to pet dander i dont think its a good idea to buy a used car from someone who had a pet in it. There are plenty of cars without pets in it. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long can pet dander stay in the air?

How long can pet dander stay in the air?

4 months: The available information is for cat dander, but dog is probably similar. Typically about 4 months is needed to decrease levels to below 8 microgram/gram carpet dust. It is possible for levels to persist longer. ...Read more

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Is it possible to remove all the dander from my dog?

Is it possible to remove all the dander from my dog?

No: You can't get rid of all the dog allergen, although you can reduce it by bathing the animal twice per week, vacuuming with a filtered vacuum, having hard floors and using a hepa filter. This is a lot of work though, so it's often better to relocate the animal outside if possible or not to have a pet in the first place if you have allergies. ...Read more

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How do I find out if I have pet dander in my house?

Mostly research test: It's usually not necessary to test to see if you have pet dander. If you have a pet, you have pet dander. If you don't have a pet, some houses still have detectable cat allergen even when there has not been a cat there for substantial amounts of time. Testing is usually done mostly for research purposes though. You can take measures to mitigate, like hard floors or hepa filters, without testing. ...Read more

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How long does pet dander remain in the house?

4 months: About four months for most cat allergen, and dog is probably similar, although there isn't much evidence about dog. Levels can persist much longer, especially if the levels are extremely high originally. ...Read more

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Is pet dander worse than smoking in the home?

Is pet dander worse than smoking in the home?

No: While it's hard to directly compare these two, and for someone with a cat allergy in particular cat allergen in the home will be miserable for them, smoking is much harder on your health overall and over time. If you can only choose one, stop smoking. ...Read more

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Am I allergic to pet dander how could I tell?

Am I allergic to pet dander  how could I tell?

Animal Allergy: Spending time around an animal you are allergic to should give you an idea if you have symptoms. If still unsure, your friendly allergist can test you to animals and give you a specific answer. ...Read more

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Can there be any medican i can take for being allergic to pet dander?

Can there be any medican i can take for being allergic to pet dander?

Antihistamine: You can take an antihistamine, such as allegra, zyrtec or claritin. If you live with a pet, i suggest you consult a board certified allergist to discuss long term treatment options. ...Read more

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How do I find out if I have pet dander allergies?

Allergy Testing: Although you may already have a good idea that you are allergic to animals due to symptoms that occur upon exposure, allergy testing will help confirm your suspicions. Please don't be fooled by pet stores that advertise certain breeds as "hypoallergenic" because they don't shed their hair. It is the microscopic bits of skin or dander that cause most of the symptoms, and all dogs shed skin. ...Read more

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