Animal epithelia

Allergic reactions to animals are caused by proteins from hair, saliva, flakes of shed skin, urine or excrements.

The allergens adhering to hair or feathers can be spread by the animal, for example by rubbing to objects like furniture or carpets.

Dried allergen proteins can be swirled up with loose dust and cause allergic symptoms after inhalation.

Useful tips on what to do

Frequent airing of rooms, vacuum-cleaning and wiping of floors can reduce the level of allergen exposure
In case of an allergic reaction to feathers or horse hair use matresses, pillows and covers made
of synthetic textiles and materials

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