How to Deal with a Pet Allergy
If you are a pet lover, the last thing you want is to be allergic to pet dander, and C. Steven Smith, Allergy Doctor in Louisville, KY understands that, and tries to help control the problem in any way that he can. The Allergy Doctor in Louisville, KY can help with pet dander allergies up to a point, by giving you medicines that will help you to control the problem; however there are some things that you can do at home to help the situation as well. Read on to find out about a few of them.
Pet allergies are actually pretty common and according to statistics about six out of every seven people react to pet dander negatively. If you have pet allergies of course, the best way to avoid the allergies is by staying away from animals. However, if you have animals and don’t want to get rid of them, here are a few things that you can do.
The first thing you need to do is create a place in your home that is allergen free. Your bedroom for example should be a pet free zone where you can go to get away from the allergen’s floating around your home. Allergens are sticky and will float through the air, then attach themselves to your bedding and even your couches and chairs.
Clean your home and vacuum often, if you have carpet. You will need to clean your walls, couches, and floors on a regular basis to stop the allergens from building up over time. You will also need to wear a mask when vacuuming so that you can avoid the allergens flying around.
Install HEPA air purifiers in your home, as this will help get some of the allergens under control. There are also filters that you can buy to put into your heating and air conditioning units that will help cut down on allergies as well. See your doctor for more information on how to control allergies with a pet in the home. You will also want to keep your pet well-groomed and brush them often to stop shedding. You can contact Accredited Asthma, Allergy & Food Intolerance Center for pet Allergy treatment.