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Pet allergies: 5 ways to manage your symptoms catipedia-icon2.png

1. Try small doses

Limit the amount of contact you have with pets, or seek out ones that won’t trigger your allergies, like a reptile or fish. If you visit friends with furry pets in their home, plan ahead with antihistamines. And consider staying at a hotel as opposed to an overnight stay in their home.

2. Wash after contact

If you do pet an animal, wash your hands immediately afterward. Even if your hands appear clean and fur-free, you’ll most likely have microscopic dander on them. And dander—not fur—is actually the cause of your allergy symptoms.

3. Create a pet-free zone

If you live with pets, it's a good idea to designate at least one area of your home as a pet-free zone. Your bedroom is a good place to keep pet-free—it will help eliminate the dander on your bed lines and reduce the onset of symptoms while you’re trying to sleep.

4. Keep it clean

Get in the habit of regularly dusting, vacuuming and sweeping the floors to keep dust, dander, hairballs and other potential irritants to a minimum. And don't forget your pet's hygiene, too. Schedule regular grooming appointments and keep any litterboxes clean and away from indoor ventilation.

5. Get the right tools

Try a HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filter to help keep your indoor environment particle-free, and look into vacuum cleaners that are specifically designed for collecting pet hair or that come with a HEPA filter. And consider talking to your doctor about medication that could help relieve your symptoms.

TOPICS: HEALTH ALLERGIES

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