Pet Allergies

 

 

Most American households have a pet, and most pet owners look at Fido or Fluffy as a member of the family. When a family member is suffering from or suddenly develops animal allergies in Sterling, Leesburg, or Purcellville, Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center offers relief and management of pet allergies. Residents should contact us today to learn how to keep their animal allergies under control! 

Allergies are overreactions of part of our immune system that causes chemical called histamine to be released in the bloodstream. The immune system sees a harmless substance, such as pet dander, and overreacts to this foreign particle. Pet allergy symptoms, such as itchy eyes, excessive sneezing, rashes, and coughing, can be very difficult to deal with, especially when caused by a pet at home.                      

Most doctors know that most families will do anything to keep their pets within their home, so we provide advice as to the best way to live with your pet comfortably. We provide suggestions to help manage your pet allergies in Sterling, Leesburg, or Purcellville: 

  • Keep the pet out of the bedroom of the allergic family member
  • Run a HEPA air cleaner in the most commonly visited areas of your home
  • Wash your hands after petting any animals
  • Regularly wash your pets to remove dander and outdoor allergens
  • Use a HEPA vacuum cleaner to keep your home clean
  • Use a  high-efficiency furnace or air conditioning filter

Dogs, Pet Allergy in Sterling, Leesburg, and Purcellville, VA 

Pet Allergy Treatment

To treat allergies from your cat, dog, or other pet allergies, we can prescribe medications to help manage your animal allergy symptoms. Antihistamines can help relieve itching, a runny nose, or sneezing. Prescription nasal sprays reduce inflammation in the nose.