How do you know if a 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.
What makes kids allergic to dogs? Pet allergies are your body’s physical reaction to an animal. People are usually allergic to the pet dander (an animal’s skin flakes), but they can also be allergic to a pet’s urine, saliva and even feces. Allergic reactions to pet dander are not due to the animal’s fur, because fur itself is not an allergen.
Can you outgrow a dog allergy? Outgrowing allergies to animals is possible but not probable. Also, even those allergies can go away; they can come back again later in life. Keeping pets will not help to acclimate to allergies either. For some people, allergy symptoms can be worse in some seasons, especially in the heat when animals shed more.
Can kids develop a pet allergy? Pet allergies are complex because babies and children can suffer a reaction from any animal with fur or feathers. Also, someone allergic to one type of pet or one breed of animal may not be allergic to others, so it can be difficult to pinpoint where the allergy stems from and what sets off someone’s allergy symptoms.