Allergy shots are the next step for people who suffer from pet allergies. It is essential to comprehend the causes of allergic reactions, which are usually triggered by dander - a buildup of proteins from saliva, urine, and feces. Over-the-counter medications can help alleviate symptoms, but they can also cause drowsiness. Therefore, it is best to remove the pet from the home environment if possible.
If not, there are other ways to reduce exposure to pet allergens.
Fexophenadine(brand name Allegra), cetirizine (Zyrtec), loratadine (Claritin), and desloratadine (Clarinex) are next-generation antihistamines that are less likely to cause drowsiness or anticholinergic effects, such as dry mouth, compared to older antihistamines. Steroids can also help control allergy symptoms by reducing inflammation, but they should only be used for short-term treatment.
Prednisoneand Temaril-P (trimeprazine with prednisolone) are the most commonly prescribed oral steroids for dog allergies.
Certain medications called leukotriene inhibitors, such as Singulair (montelukast), block chemicals called leukotrienes and reduce the immune response to pet dander. To prevent and treat pet allergies, it is important to maintain physical limits and keep allergenic proteins and dander away from you.