allergy to wool
allergy wool - one of the most common allergic reactions in people with a variety of pets.If you believe the statistics, about 15% of the world population is allergic to wool of domestic or wild animals. Despite this, the fact is almost does not stop people from communicating with animals and they keep close contact with them at a party, a zoo, or at home.Usually allergic to animal fur does not occur instantaneously, but develops gradually, and this period usually lasts for several years.
most common disease manifests after close contact with cats or dogs, even if they have little or no hair.Dogs in general are the currently "walking allergens", as their wool cover is updated continuously, but in spite of this, allergic to wool of dogs diagnosed much less allergic to cats fur.The main provoking allergens are specific proteins secreted by skin glands of animals.In addition, these proteins may be present in the animal urine and saliva.These allergens due to their very small size
Even without knowing it, the owners of all animals are active carriers allocated their pets allergen
allergy wool - symptoms
Symptoms of allergies to animal fur is very similar to the symptoms of allergy to pollen.These include short-term asthma attack, watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion.The time period of occurrence of this type of allergy can range from a few hours up to six months, and it is quite a serious condition and the patient all the time should be under the supervision of an allergist.
main symptoms of allergies to wool:
• Hives, atopic dermatitis, eczema
• flushing of the skin, severe itching
• Allergic conjunctivitis, edema of the eyelids, tear
• Various rashes, usually in the form of a small rash
• Allergicrhinitis, sneezing, mucus from the nose
• Shortness of breath, asthma attacks
• Rarely may develop a very serious illness like asthma
Because most allergic to the hair caused by dogs and cats, below we look at these two types ofAllergy separately
allergy to dog hair
to provoke allergic reactions after felines, dogs are in second place.First of all, we note that hypoallergenic dog breeds do not exist, the short-haired dogs in terms of allergic reactions are much more aggressive long-haired, as the major allergen Can F1 is found in the skin of the dog.In addition, allergic to dogs can cause living in dog hair constantly tiny mites.Even though a thorough systematic cleaning of premises, allergen Can F1 cleverly hidden in toys, curtains, carpets and furniture, keeping to a few months its viability.
main symptoms of allergy to dogs tearing, redness of the eyes, hoarseness of voice, dry cough, shortness of breath (due to nasal congestion), itchy skin.
symptoms Skin allergies to dog hair usually appears after getting saliva directly on human skin.Accumulation of allergens becomes any place of the human body, to which came the saliva.Most violently to dog allergens react people suffering from asthma.Often they develop asthma and follow it angioedema
allergic to cat fur
cat hair itself is not an allergen.The development of an allergic reaction causes a secretory protein of saliva and skin a cat.All felines present data allergens.Due to the fact that the cat is almost continuously monitors the purity of his coat and constantly licking himself, wherever she goes, lies or sits, are allergens.With tiny skin flakes allergen enters the truly enormous amounts on soft toys, bedding and carpeting.It should be noted that cats secrete more allergens than females.Also, many other cat allergens excreted in the urine.In short, wherever they live pets, allergens literally soar in the ambient air, and contribute to their spread carpets, upholstered furniture and household dust.
Symptoms of allergies to hair cats are typical symptoms of allergic reactions, with only one feature - the first manifestations appear stuffy and itchy nose, often confused with the symptoms of colds.
main symptoms of allergy to cats itching all over the body, swelling of the face, shortness of breath, severe tearing, a feeling of sore throat, hoarseness, dry frequent cough, urticaria, provocation of an asthmatic attack, angioedema.
also want to debunk the myth that there are hypoallergenic breed, which, because of their lack of fur are not able to cause an allergic reaction.This is not true!Sphinxes, wallflowers and other cats with a complete absence of the coat just as well with saliva and skin particles released into the environment aggressive allergens
allergy wool - treatment
Unfortunately the only effective way to deal with an allergy to animal's hair is to abandon thecontent of a pet as all the existing treatments are half-measures that could reduce the frequency and intensity of exacerbations, but does not cure the allergy.With
treat mild type of this type of allergy can be quite successfully cope nasal sprays and antihistamines.In case of severe allergic manifestations, after consultation with the allergist usually prescribed corticosteroids.In the case of asthma attacks is shown receiving anti-asthma drugs.
Immunotherapy is by far probably the best method to reduce any allergic reactions.This method consists in the long process of desensitization when introduced under the skin gradually increasing small doses of allergen provoking that stimulate the immune defenses to produce the corresponding antibodies capable of in the future to prevent allergic reactions.