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If you have a cat or dog, beware of pet allergies

Pet allergy is an allergic reaction to proteins in the skin cells, saliva or urine of animals. Signs of a pet allergy include sneezing and a runny nose. Some people may also experience signs of asthma, such as wheezing and difficulty breathing.

According to the mayoclinic website, in most cases, the cause of pet allergy is exposure to dead skin scales (lint) of the pet, and any animal with fur can be a source of pet allergy, but cases of this disease spread due to dealing with cats and dogs. .

There are symptoms that indicate a pet allergy, including:

1: sneezing.

2: runny nose

3: Itching and redness in the eyes or increased tear production

4: nasal congestion

5: Feeling itchy in the nose

6: cough

7: Facial pressure and pain

8: feeling restless

9: Swelling of the skin under the eyes and its appearance in blue

10: Difficulty breathing

11: tight chest

12: whistling sound when breathing

13: Difficulty sleeping due to shortness of breath or coughing.

Symptoms appearing on the skin

Some people with allergies to pets may have skin symptoms, which is known as dermatitis, this type of inflammation is an immune system reaction that results in skin inflammation, direct contact with the pet may cause an allergy that can cause dermatitis Allergic reaction, which results in signs and symptoms such as:

1: Raised red spots on the skin

2: Eczema

3: itchy skin