Managing Pet Allergies
If you are sneezing after snuggling your pet, you could be part of the approximately 20% of the population who experience pet allergies. You may wonder how you can manage being allergic to your loved dog, cat or furry pet, so we are here to help. There are many steps you can take to improve your pet allergy symptoms while increasing the time you spend giving love to your pet.
What You Need to Know About Pet Allergens
You may have heard of fur allergies; however, if furry animals give you a runny nose and itchy, watery eyes, it's not actually their fur that causes the allergic reaction. Did you know that it's the proteins found in animal's dander (dead skin cells), saliva or urine that are to blame for those sneezes or itches you may experience? These allergy -triggering particles are transported to the pet hair or fur, where we touch dogs and cats most often. These particles are so light that they can be transported in the air and carried on your clothes and hair.
How to Help Reduce Pet Dander Exposure
Just because you’re allergic to your pets, it doesn’t mean you always have to avoid them. Here are some tips to help reduce your exposure to pet allergens in your home.
Fast Relief from Allergies
Do you still have allergy symptoms? Claritin® is here to help provide fast and effective non-drowsy symptom relief of pet allergies (including dog and cat allergies), dust and mould allergies.
Claritin® Allergy, Claritin® Liquid Capsules, Claritin® Rapid Dissolve™, Claritin® Allergy + Sinus Extra Strength, Claritin® Allergy + Sinus or Claritin® Allergy Nasal Decongestant Spray may be used for fast relief from allergy symptoms.
To be sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you need help choosing the right product for you.
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- Pet Dander. American Lung Association. Accessed March 24, 2020.
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