How do I know if my child is allergic to dogs?
- Runny nose.
- Itchy, red or watery eyes.
- Nasal congestion.
- Itchy nose, roof of mouth or throat.
- Postnasal drip.
- Facial pressure and pain.
How can I help my child with dog allergies?
- Keep pets out of the bedroom.
- Cover your child’s bed with extra protection.
- Go for hard surfaces.
- Bathe your pet weekly.
- Teach your child to wash his hands with soap and water after touching the pet.
- Talk to your allergist about treatment.
- Consult your veterinarian.
Can kids get over allergies to dogs? Although direct exposure to your pet may be over, it can take up to six months for the allergen levels in your house to fall enough to stop the reactions.
Can you live with a dog if you are allergic? The good news is that dogs and people with allergies can live together. What causes allergies from dogs? Allergies are caused by a reaction to certain proteins found primarily in oil secretions from a dog’s skin and in a dog’s saliva. It is not hair itself that causes allergies.