How to treat dog allergies?
Modern medicine can not give an unambiguous answer to the question of how to get rid of dog allergies. Persons with an allergy are completely healthy outside of contact with an irritator agent, in this case a dog. It is best for them to beware of such undesirable encounters, and also to try to create around themselves a favorable environment: clean air, moderate humidity and comfort.
Scientists created a number of effective methods of conservative prevention after studying all stages of development of allergic reactions inside the body. Thanks to these methods, they were able to significantly reduce the risks of development of severe consequences for the human body through a clear control and study of certain parts of the process of allergy.
But the patient must remember that the treatment of dog allergies with the help of medications can be prescribed only by a doctor. Therefore, before you define a diagnosis and choose the drugs, you need to consult a specialist. So do not make a diagnosis and do not choose the drugs yourself. As a rule, in this case allergists prescribe a course of antihistamines, blocking the effect of the allergen. Among them are Claritin, Benadryl and others. The patient will also need to simultaneously take antioedematic drugs (Sudafed or Allegra-D), which not only reduce edema but also prevent further stagnation of mucus. The patient can also take corticosteroids of local action which include sprays Flonase, Nasonex, Prednisolone and others.
However, the patient should understand that the completed course of medications is not a guarantee of complete elimination of the problem. Since this disease can last for years, respectively, treatment in this case is to be consistent and regular.
In order for the treatment of dog allergies with medication to be effective it is necessary first and foremost to exclude all kinds of contacts with the pathogen. More precisely, person with an allergy should keep away from dogs, do not touch or kiss them. If you suffer from allergies do not bring dogs to your house and try not to visit people who have a four-legged guard. If you need to go to visit your relatives or friends who have a dog ask them not to let the dog into the room where you will spend the night. A week before the planned trip you need to start taking antihistamines to exclude a possible allergic reaction.
If there is no dog in your house then it will be much easier for you to stick to the above recommendations. But if the allergy has made itself felt when your dog lives with you for more than one year then you need to remember and adhere to the following recommendations:
- Give preference to wooden floors or linoleum because floor carpeting is contraindicated to you.
- Do general cleaning in your apartment or house (preferably wet cleaning) as often as possible.
- Always ventilate the room so that the dog's fur and dust do not propagate in the house, use a variety of air purifiers.
- Bathe your four-legged companion as often as possible. This will help you significantly reduce the amount of wool in the air.