Many people have pets, and are able to live with their animals without worrying about sneezing due to fur and pet dander. However, if you're someone that is sensitive to pet dander, it can be difficult to be in a home with pets, or have pets of your own. At our ear, nose, and throat clinic in Southwest Houston, we can provide allergy treatment to relieve symptoms caused by animal dander, and you'll be able to breathe and sleep better once more.
People that are highly allergic to animals can experience symptoms within 15 minutes of exposure, and reactions can be severe if a person isn't already taking medication for their allergies. While others may not have any reaction, those that suffer from asthma or rhinitis are more susceptible to reactions brought on by pet dander. Reactions may only be triggered by certain animals, such as cats, and it's important to know what type of pet dander will cause you to react. If you feel that your pets are the source of the issue, we'll discuss the proper treatments and precautions to keep you safe.
If you must avoid animals due to severe allergies, Houston ENT & Allergy is here to help. We've treated many patients at our Southwest Houston office, and several of them have experienced reactions brought on by pet dander. Some allergens will irritate your eyes and nose, and others are small enough to be inhaled. We'll help you understand your allergies, and recommend the necessary treatments and/or medications to help you live a healthier life.