WHO wants to be allergic to Man's best friend? No one, because dogs are great companions, loyal, and they ask little in return - unless it's your position on the bed! Some dogs are always trying to change the pecking order! The major allergen, or trigger, is a protein from the dog pelt. The reason a person becomes sensitized to these allergens is unknown, but appears to be related to continued exposure.
Do you get a runny nose
and/or watery eyes
or a skin reaction
such as a rash
or develop an Asthma
attack? Then you may be suffering from allergy to dogs! Do you know that airborne particles shed from dogs? As with cats, once symptoms to dogs have emerged they tend to persist for a long time.
This practical information is made available by the Allergy Centre. An Allergist can tell you if you have Dog Allergy, what it is, why you have it, how you can be tested for it, what you can do about it, the best treatment, whether you should be desensitised, the best medication to use, the best place to seek treatment and whether you can get a cure for Dog Allergy.
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Courtesy of The Allergy Centre 03 9874 4144
This page was last reviewed on 18th Aug 2004