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I'm allergic to animal fur. Is there anything that I can do to get around this without anti histamines?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

First rule in allergy is avoidance of allergen or triggering substance.
If it is unavoidable then try medications such as oral antihistamines or topical nasal steroids. If you do not want to take medications or receive a sub-optimal response from their use, you can always opt for immunotherapy (allergy shots).

In brief: Yes

First rule in allergy is avoidance of allergen or triggering substance.
If it is unavoidable then try medications such as oral antihistamines or topical nasal steroids. If you do not want to take medications or receive a sub-optimal response from their use, you can always opt for immunotherapy (allergy shots).
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Dr. Dean Firschein
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Animal allergies

Immunotherapy (allergy shots and allergy drops) have been around for decades as another option in place of life long drug therapy.

In brief: Animal allergies

Immunotherapy (allergy shots and allergy drops) have been around for decades as another option in place of life long drug therapy.
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Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Animal allergy

If you insist on keeping your pet, in addition to the other stated interventions, consider bathing the animal and/or using an anti-dander wipe such as allerpet.

In brief: Animal allergy

If you insist on keeping your pet, in addition to the other stated interventions, consider bathing the animal and/or using an anti-dander wipe such as allerpet.
Dr. Joel Selter
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Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine

In brief: Get rid of the pet!

Very difficult to prevent an allergic reaction to animal dander if you are living with the pet.
Consider making your bedroom a pet free zone and then using a hepa air filter in you room. If the reaction is primarily nasal you could use a nasal antihistamine such as flownase. Singular is another good choice. Discuss with your family doc for additional options. Consider skin testing to confirm.

In brief: Get rid of the pet!

Very difficult to prevent an allergic reaction to animal dander if you are living with the pet.
Consider making your bedroom a pet free zone and then using a hepa air filter in you room. If the reaction is primarily nasal you could use a nasal antihistamine such as flownase. Singular is another good choice. Discuss with your family doc for additional options. Consider skin testing to confirm.
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