Don’t want to get rid of your beloved pet but finding it difficult to deal with your pet allergy? Here’s how you can have the best of both.
Pet allergies are caused by allergens found in pet dander, skin, saliva, and hair. An allergen is a substance that is usually harmless, but it causes the immune system to overreact in people who have allergies. The symptoms of pet allergies can include a runny nose, sneezing, coughing, skin irritation, watery or itchy eyes, and difficulty in breathing in some cases.
If you are a pet owner, it will be heart-breaking to give away the pet so that you do not have to deal with the allergy. Fortunately for you, there’s good news— there are various options to help you deal with your allergy without having to get rid of your furry friend.
You can reduce the allergen level in certain areas in your home by making those ‘pet-free’ zones. Keep your pet out of the bedroom or your home office, where you spend a lot of time. Not allowing your pet into the bedroom will reduce the risk of allergens getting on your bed linen, which will help cut down the severity of your allergies and reduce sniffling and sneezing at night. Allergen resistant bedding can be a good investment for you, as it can keep away pollen, dander, dust etc. from your bed.
Investing in a good quality air purifier with a HEPA filter is a smart way to deal with this problem. Specially designed to suck out pollutants that are minuscule and the cause of allergies, a HEPA filter will also help lower air-borne allergens from your surroundings. It removes pet dander with ease, a major contributor to your allergies. In addition, it will get rid of pollen and dust mists from the air in your home. However, avoid de-ionizers and purifiers that release ozone gas, as those can only aggravate your pet allergies further.
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