Pet Allergy Treatment in Charlotte
A pet allergy can be a frustrating and inconvenient condition for many individuals, especially when you’re looking to bring a furry friend into your family. At Carolina Asthma & Allergy Center, we understand the impact that a pet allergy can have on your lifestyle and well-being, and we are committed to providing comprehensive care to help manage and treat this condition.
Our team of board-certified allergists and experienced healthcare professionals is dedicated to providing personalized treatment plans and ongoing support to help you live your life to the fullest. Whether you are seeking a diagnosis, treatment, or ongoing management of your pet allergy, we are here to help you every step of the way.
How to Request an Appointment
At Carolina Asthma and Allergy Center, we offer comprehensive evaluation and treatment for pet allergies. If you suspect you may have a pet allergy or have experienced symptoms after exposure to pets, you can request an appointment with our team of board-certified allergists and experienced healthcare professionals.
To schedule an appointment, you can call our office or fill out the online appointment request form on our website. Our friendly staff will work with you to find a convenient date and time for your visit.
During your appointment, our allergists will review your medical history, perform a physical exam, and conduct any necessary tests to determine if you have a pet allergy. Based on your evaluation, our team will develop a personalized treatment plan to help manage your symptoms and prevent future allergic reactions so you can play with happy animals to your heart’s content.
What are Pet Allergies?
It’s estimated that 30 percent of Americans who suffer from allergies are allergic to their household pet, with cat allergies being twice as common as dog allergies. Luckily, pet allergies can usually be easily managed and don’t mean you need to get rid of your beloved furry family member.
Pet allergies occur when individuals have reactions to proteins in a cat or dog’s urine, saliva or dead skin cells. These pet allergens find their way onto the membranes that line a person’s nose and eyes. Pet allergens are everywhere, including on clothing, household furniture, carpet and more. Individuals who suffer from pet allergies may find their allergies are worse around certain breeds.
What are the Symptoms of Pet Allergies?
Symptoms of pet allergies often vary from person to person, but reactions may include:
- Stuffy nose
- Itchy eyes
- Shortness of breath
- Rashes and eczema
Pet Allergy Treatment in Charlotte
A person who suffers from pet allergies may find relief by making lifestyle changes without having to get rid of a beloved pet. These include:
- Having pet-free zones (such as bedrooms)
- Removing carpet/upholstered furniture from your home
- Bathing your pet often
In addition to lifestyle changes, your allergist may recommend allergy medication, such as antihistamines, nasal corticosteroids or allergy shots to manage pet allergy symptoms.
At Carolina Asthma and Allergy Center, we are dedicated to providing compassionate care and ongoing support to help you live your life to the fullest. Contact us today to request an appointment and take the first step towards managing your pet allergy.
Pet Allergy FAQs
How are pet allergies diagnosed?
Your allergist will review your medical history and possibly recommend a skin or blood test if mold allergies are suspected. During a skin test, your allergist will use different types of mold to scratch or prick your skin and look for a reaction. Based on the results, a treatment plan will be proposed.