While more than 70% of families in the United States have pets, approximately ten percent of the population has an allergy to pets. Animal dander, or skin flakes can cause an allergic reactions including sneezing, wheezing, and watery eyes or nose. The animal hair itself is not considered to be a very significant allergen, however, the hair or fur may collect pollen, dust, mold, and other allergens. Although a particular animal may produce more or less allergen, there is no relationship between the pet’s hair length and allergen production.
These allergies are caused by close proximity to animals and an oversensitive reaction of the immune system. Allergies to animal dander may cause an allergic reaction such as itching and burning eyes, sneezing, mucus discharges, and could progress to the throat closing or difficult breathing.
Modern medicine treats pet dander allergies with decongestants and anti-histamines for symptomatic results; however, they also have side effects.
From the natural perspective, pet dander allergies tend to occur when the immune system is overburdened with unhealthy foods and other allergens. It can be helpful to improve the diet, regular exercise and stretching in addition to the supplements below.
Eat foods in a raw state as much as possible as well as eliminate tobacco, alcohol, coffee, soda etc. For best success, use some of these remedies for a week or two before exposure or as soon as symptoms begin but many people get great results within a few hours. Also, try using 2,000 mg of Omega 3, a day for brain stabilization and nutrition.
Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.
Herbs for Pet Dander Allergies
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Use herbs for several months to support the respiratory system while on medications.
Dr. Christopher’s Sinus Plus for decongestion.
Brigham tea – natural decongesting action and opens respiratory tract.
Nettles tincture – drying and decongesting and anti-inflammatory.
Schizandra – drying and helps to breathe better as well as helping the adrenals.
Cell Salts to Help Pet Dander Allergies
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#9 Nat mur 6X – watery discharges
#11 Nat sulph 6X – liver support, dryness, thick yellow mucus
#12 Silicea 6X – for allergies
Pet Dander Allergy Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Homeopathic Combinations by BioAllers:
Animal Hair & Dander is specially formulated to provide relief for the symptoms from pet allergies including sneezing, congestion, itching, rashes and watery eyes from pet allergies.
Children’s Allergy is specially formulated to helps relieve allergy symptoms like watery and itchy eyes, sinus pressure, congestion, sneezing, and runny nose from allergies.
Dairy Allergies provides relief for the symptoms of congestion, diarrhea, stomach upsets, rashes and dry, itchy skin from dairy allergies.
Grains & Wheat is specially formulated to provide relief for the symptoms of congestion, diarrhea, stomach upsets, rashes and dry, itchy skin from grain allergies.
Grass Pollen is specially formulated to provide relief for the symptoms of congestion, sinus pressure, sneezing, runny nose and itchy, watery eyes from grass related allergies.
Indoor Allergy is specially formulated to provide relief for the symptoms of congestion, headache, sneezing, and itchy, watery eyes from dust, mold, yeast and allergies.
Mold, Yeast & Dust is specially formulated to provide relief for the symptoms of congestion, sneezing, sore throat and itchy, watery eyes from mold, dust and yeast allergies.
Outdoor Allergy is specially formulated to provide relief for the symptoms of congestion, headache, sneezing, and itchy, watery eyes from tree, grass, and other pollen allergies.
Pet Allergy is specially formulated to provide relief for the symptoms from pet allergies including sneezing, congestion, itching, rashes and watery eyes from pet allergies.
Pollen Hayfever is specially formulated to provide relief for the symptoms of congestion, sinus pressure, sneezing, runny nose, and watery, itchy eyes from hay fever.
Sinus & Allergy Spray is specially formulated to provide relief of the symptoms of congestion, sneezing, sinus pressure, runny nose, and dry nasal passages from allergies.
Apis mellifica – red swollen nose, swollen upper eyelids, comes on quickly, feels better in cool air.
Arsenicum album – chilly, restless, anxious, exhausted. Burning sensation which feels better with warm application or warm drinks. Thin watery burning discharges from the nose and eyes. Sneezing without relief.
Iodium – thin nasal discharges, burning, hot nasal discharges.
Merc vivus – profuse discharges, nose feels raw, sinusitis with blood in mucus, sensitive to temperatures.
Rhus tox – worse from cold weather, wet dripping, sneezing, can have thick yellow-green mucus.
Urtica Urens – allergic reactions, worse from cold and shellfish.
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