Dog allergies are more common than you may think. About 15% to 30% of the population is at least somewhat allergic to dogs. And if you’re the proud owner of a new puppy and you start to experience symptoms like itchiness, skin redness, and sneezing, you may be one of them.
But how do you know if you’re allergic to your dog? The team at Premier Allergy & Asthma will examine the top signs, and then discuss a few steps that you can take that will help mitigate your allergies.
Most people have pretty mild symptoms, but some people can have really severe allergic reactions to dogs. As you may expect, these symptoms are the most obvious immediately after being exposed to a dog. A few of the most common signs of dog allergies include:
Eczema, a painful inflammation of the skin, may also occur, though this is more common in children than it is in adults. If you notice any of the above symptoms after being near your dog, you may be allergic.
Your dog is important to you, but you also deserve to live a life free of the symptoms of allergies. Luckily for you, it’s usually possible to treat dog allergies and minimize their effects without having to re-home your pup.
Except in the most severe cases, it’s completely possible to come up with a strategy to live with a dog, even if you have allergies. And if you need help in Central Ohio, Premier Allergy & Asthma is here for you. Contact us now to schedule an appointment, and get the assistance you need to control your dog allergies.
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