Pet Allergy Treatment in Temple Texas: Tips for Managing Pet Allergies Effectively

Written By Temple Allergy and Wellness on February 14, 2018

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Finding that you’re allergic to pets with fur isn’t uncommon, particularly if you have asthma or other allergies. 

In fact, as many as 30% of people in the United States experience allergic reactions to dogs or cats, with cat allergies being more common. 

If this is you, you may wonder whether you’ll need to rehome your cat or dog to alleviate these allergy symptoms. But giving up your pet isn’t necessary, as pet allergy treatment in Temple Texas could help diagnose your symptoms and provide a dedicated treatment that allows you and your four-legged friend to live in harmony. 

Do You Need Pet Allergy Treatment in Temple Texas?

When you have an allergy, your immune system overreacts to a typically harmless substance – an allergen. These allergens are found in your pet’s dead skin cells, dander, saliva, and urine, but not their hair. And they can collect on a variety of surfaces, including furniture around your home.

Unfortunately, these allergens don’t lessen with time and will linger for months on end in your clothing and furniture, even clinging to your walls. This means allergens from cats and dogs are everywhere you look. 

If these allergens stimulate a reaction within your immune system, you may notice a variety of symptoms, including: 

  • Watery eyes 
  • Itchiness
  • Sneezing 
  • Sniffing 

If you’re not too sensitive, these symptoms may only transpire several days after you’ve been in contact with a pet. But if you’re highly sensitive, you may also develop wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath straight away, perhaps noticing a rash on your upper chest, neck, and face, too.  Asthma sufferers may even have an attack.  

The Benefits of Allergy Drops 

Your cat and/or dog allergies can be controlled, and perhaps even prevented, through sublingual immunotherapy (allergy drops). 

These innovative drops “re-educate” your immune system to become insensitive to pet allergens. 

Using three drops a day (which you just place under your tongue), they expose you to the allergen in small doses. The dose you need will depend on the severity of your allergy (your allergist will be able to determine this through an allergy test).

Most patients start to feel the benefits within a few weeks, and the treatment often lasts for three to five years. 

Think you’re suffering from pet allergies? Want to be able to enjoy time with your cat or dog? Then give our team at Temple Allergy and Wellness a call on 254-778-6475 today for a tailored allergy drop treatment plan. 


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