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How can I handle allergies from pets?

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No dog or cat is completely “hypoallergenic.” But these strategies may help:

  • Make your bedroom off-limits. You spend a lot of time there, so if you keep your pet out of that room.
  • Dust with a damp cloth often. You might want to wear a mask when you do that.
  • Clean up after playtime. Wash your hands and change your clothes after you play with your pet.

From: How to Conquer Your Allergies WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: “Pollen Allergy,” “Pet Allergy: Are You Allergic to Dogs or Cats?”

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: “Pollen,” “Dust Mites,” “Pets,” “Cigarette Smoke.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 07, 2017

SOURCES:

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: “Pollen Allergy,” “Pet Allergy: Are You Allergic to Dogs or Cats?”

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: “Pollen,” “Dust Mites,” “Pets,” “Cigarette Smoke.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 07, 2017

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