Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Animals can cause allergy issues for many people, especially those who share a bed with them. However, animals can actually have seasonal allergies similar to humans.
Dr. Adam Patterson, clinical assistant professor and board certified dermatologist at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, explained that while people experience coughing and sneezing, pets itch and scratch.
“Animals tend to be allergic to many of the same things people are hypersensitive to such as pollen, mold, dust, house dust mite and foodstuffs,” Patterson said.
Animal allergies can be managed with medication, just like human allergies. To protect yourself from animal related allergies, especially in your bed, think about purchasing a mattress or pillow encasement to prevent allergens from entering or exiting your sleep zone. Protect-A-Bed (http://www.protectabed.com/content/protection-kits.asp) has a variety of products available on their website that can help keep your sleep zone healthy.
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