Reducing pet allergens

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Allergists say people who are allergic to their pets may develop chronic allergy symptoms.

“Typically, when you live with something you’re allergic to, like a dog or a cat, you don’t get those acute symptoms of itchy, sneezy, drippy as much,” explained Dr. Sandra Hong, an allergist. “You get more of the symptoms of stuffy and draining down the back of your throat.”

One way to reduce pet allergens is to keep pets outdoors, out of bedrooms, or only allowing them in certain parts of the house.

MORE: Cleveland Clinic: Pet Allergies