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Pet Allergy Treatments in McKinney and Southlake

A pet allergy is a reaction to proteins found in an animal’s skin cells, urine or saliva. As a leading provider of personalized allergy treatment and care in North Texas, TexasAllergyMD can help patients manage the symptoms of pet allergies. Board-certified allergist Dr. Mireku works with both adults and children to diagnose allergies and identify effective treatment options. Visit us in McKinney/Prosper or Southlake to take control of your allergies.
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Know the Causes and Symptoms of Pet Allergies

While cats and dogs are the pets most likely to trigger an allergic reaction, a bird, rodent, horse or other animal could also be the source of a pet allergy. Exposure to the following allergens causes the immune system to overreact.
  • Dander – The skin cells shed by animals, often found in bedding and clothes.
  • Saliva – Dried saliva on the fur and skin after an animal licks itself.
  • Urine – Proteins found in the urine of a pet may trigger an allergic reaction.
Contact with these substances could trigger a reaction leading to a range of pet allergy symptoms. Common signs of a pet allergy are sneezing, coughing, runny nose, nasal congestion, itchy or watery eyes, a skin rash, even possible breathing difficulties.

How We Treat Pet Allergies

At TexasAllergyMD we aim to provide fast relief from pet allergy symptoms. To achieve this we start with determining exactly which substances are triggering a reaction. Pet allergy testing is the first step. Pet allergy testing typically involves a skin prick test (a precise and relatively quick method to gather information about one’s pet allergies).
Once a pet allergy diagnosis has been made, Dr. Mireku will develop a personalized pet allergy treatment plan. Among the possible options are immunotherapy (allergy shots) and sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT therapy), commonly called allergy drops. These solutions desensitize a person’s immune system to pet allergens and help prevent allergic reactions.
Treatment using SLIT is one of the more simple ways to address pet allergies, as a person can self-administer pet allergy drops at home (after their allergy doctor establishes a treatment plan). To ensure treatment is progressing and delivering the expected results, the patient will visit with their pediatric or adult allergy specialist on a regular basis. Appointments may be in-person or via telemedicine.

Common Questions About Pet Allergies

Pet allergies can trigger asthma symptoms in some people. Exposure to pet allergies may cause inflammation in the airways and resulting in coughing, wheezing or difficulty breathing.

Even if you have a pet allergy it may be possible to keep a pet. However, precautions will be necessary, such as using air purifiers, keeping animals away from certain areas (the bedroom, for example), cleaning regularly – and following a pet desensitization allergy treatment plan.

Get Treatment for Pet Allergies in McKinney/Prosper & Southlake

If you suspect you have a seasonal, pet or environmental allergy, visit one of our allergy treatment centers in McKinney/Prosper or Southlake. We provide reliable testing and treatment for pet allergies, asthma and more. Call (469) 375-1525 or request an appointment.

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