Remedies For Allergies From Cat Dog or Food

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Cat Allergies

Cats are one of the most beloved pets in the world. For some who enjoy the company of a cat, the allergic reaction they get from them is too much to handle. The symptoms of such allergies include itchy skin, red and dry eyes, nasal congestion, sneezing, and difficulty breathing.

However, if your allergies didn’t arise until after you had your cat for awhile, it can be very difficult to have to give it away.

There are several things you can do to make your allergy symptoms lessen so you will be able to keep your cat. The allergen is the dander from the cat that compiles around your house in the bedding, curtains, and on the furniture. Since most of us spend at least 6 hours per night in our bed, it only makes sense to stop letting your cat on your bed.

This will eliminate pet dander while you are resting. It is also recommended that you shower before bed to remove any pet dander that may be on you before getting into bed. You may want to take it a step further, to not allow your cat in your bedroom at all. This will offer you a safe retreat when your allergy symptoms are flaring up.

If you have cat allergies, change your bedding weekly. Vacuum your carpets daily, and wash your curtains at least once a month. These things will all greatly remove the amount of dander in your home. Your vacuum should have aHEPA filter for best results.

It is always recommended to wash your hands after handling any pet. It is even more important if you have allergies. Simply touching your cat, then your face can leave you with an uncomfortable evening ahead. Use a micro fiber cloth to stroke your cat. This will eliminate more dander than a bath, and it is easier. If you still have trouble controlling your symptoms, seclude your cats to one area of the house.

Keeping yourself healthy is the important thing, but hanging on to your cat is also important. Following the basic steps listed here as well as talking to your doctor about allergy shots and medications should allow you to feel good and keep that beloved feline.

Dog Allergies

Allergies affect millions of people each year. An allergy to pet dander is one of the most common types. They can cause you to feel very uncomfortable. Symptoms include watery eyes, dry mouth, and itchy skin. More severe symptoms include hives, asthma attacks, and difficulty breathing. Ironically, a person can have a dog for a length of time without any symptoms. Then suddenly, they begin. It never crosses their mind that the dog is the allergen.

If you want to keep your dog, but reduce the effects it has on you, a HEPA filter might be beneficial. It removes particles from the air. This will reduce the amount of dander around your home. Vacuum your carpet daily and your curtains monthly. This will reduce the dander in your home as well. Some people believe washing their dog daily will fight dander.

That is not true. In fact, the more you bathe your dog, the more dander will appear. You should only wash your dog about once a month. If these things don’t reduce your symptoms enough to make you comfortable, consult your doctor about allergy shots or medications.

If you already suffer from allergies, but want to get a dog, consider a breed that sheds their skin slowly including poodles and schnauzers. The breeds that shed their skin the fastest and should be avoided include cocker spaniels and basket hounds. You might also consider getting an outdoor dog. This will reduce the symptoms you feel while in your home.

If you have to give your dog to a good home because your allergies are out of control, thoroughly vacuum and shampoo carpets. Wash your curtains and walls. Remove any toys and bedding the dog had contact with. Your allergy symptoms may continue for up to 3 months after this has all been done.

Allergies from your dog can be a nuisance, but they can be controlled by following these simple tips to make your home more agreeable with your allergies. Feeding your dog quality dog food can also reduce dander particles because it keeps their coat shiny and healthy.

Food Allergies

Food allergies are among the most dangerous types of allergies out there. It is the result of the immune system not reacting properly to certain foods, or certain ingredients in foods. The most common food allergies are nuts, milk, and eggs. Some people just feel ill when they consume something they are allergic to. Others experience swelling in the face, and swelling in the body, closing air paths. Hives and rashes are also very common.

Peanut allergies are said to be the worst. Not only do they cause the most severe symptoms, peanut oil is used in so many foods that the number of items that the person has to avoid can be very long. Last year, a teenage girl died. She had gone to the library to study with friends. Her boyfriend had eaten a peanut butter sandwich after school before joining them. He gave her a goodbye kiss at the library, and the reaction from the peanut oil swelled her throat shut. While it sounds extremely, sadly such occurrences do take place.

Very young children can have food allergies. It is recommended that you attach a list of any food allergies securely to the diaper bag. This will be a constant reminder to friends, family, and childcare providers. It is important children with food allergies are aware of the reasons why they can’t have certain foods. This will remind them to make the right food choices at school. It is important that your child’s principal and teachers know about the allergies as well. Often there are class parties, and if your child is tempted to eat food they are allergic to, the teacher can remind them.

The internet is a wonderful place to find out about food allergies. The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network has an excellent website full of information. The organization was formed in 1991. It has over 30,000 members including families, dietitians, nurses, physicians, school administrators, teachers, government staff, and members of the food and drug administration.

This diverse group works together to educate about food allergies by providing accurate information and heightening awareness. They carefully monitor TV, newspapers, and the news channels to be sure accurate information is being released to the public. They also lobby for further research to be done in the area of food allergies.

While there is no cure for food allergies that we know of, properly learning about such food allergies and working with a qualified doctor can help you find ways to control them. It is important if you or a family member has a food allergy that you make it know to those you are frequently in contact with. This includes co-workers, family, friends, neighbors, and daycare providers. This will help them learn about the issue as well as be able to get medical attention to you if the situation arises. The fact that they are able to let medical professionals know you have such food allergies can make all the difference in h how fast they are able to administer treatment.