What do i do if my child is allergic to dogs?

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Many prefer to keep the animal and battle on against allergy symptoms.

If you can't part with your pet, at least keep it out of your allergic child's bedroom, and sweep, dust, and vacuum frequently.

Another solution may be to keep your cat or dog permanently outdoors with adequate shelter.

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Symptoms of children's pet allergies include a stuffy nose, itchy, watery eyes, and wheezing.

However, there's no such thing as a hypoallergenic cat or dog, according to the American College of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology.

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But if the allergies are severe, says the American Academy of Pediatrics, you may have to find your pet a new home.

Symptoms of children's pet allergies include a stuffy nose, itchy, watery eyes, and wheezing.

If your child experiences these symptoms after coming in contact with your dog or cat, have your child tested.

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Causes of Dog Allergies.

It's not the dog's hair or fur that's the real problem.

Instead, people are usually allergic to the dander - flakes of dead skin - as well as the saliva and urine.

So, no matter how long or short the hair, any dog can potentially cause an allergic reaction.

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Year-round (as opposed to seasonal) symptoms such as itchy, watery eyes, a rash, a runny nose, sneezing, coughing, or wheezing indoors are all signs of an allergy to dust mites, mold, or a pet.

If you determine that your pet is causing your baby's symptoms, you'll probably need to find Fido a new home.

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The most common allergens are beef, dairy, wheat, egg, chicken, lamb, soy, pork, rabbit, and fish.

And, most dogs are usually allergic to more than one thing.

It's a multi-factorial thing, but certainly you have to have a genetic predisposition to develop allergies.

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Pet allergy is an allergic reaction to proteins found in an animal's skin cells, saliva or urine. Signs of pet allergy include those common to hay fever, such as sneezing and runny nose. Some people may also experience signs of asthma, such as wheezing and difficulty breathing.
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The most common allergens are beef, dairy, wheat, egg, chicken, lamb, soy, pork, rabbit, and fish.

And, most dogs are usually allergic to more than one thing.

It's a multi-factorial thing, but certainly you have to have a genetic predisposition to develop allergies.

The environment can affect it, too.

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