Allergies are something that many parents have to deal with when it comes to their children and perhaps the most distressing sort of allergy is an allergy to pets. Toddler pet allergies are something to be very wary of as these could lead to very serious and severe health conditions. It has been stated by the medical community that if very young children are kept away from these allergens and if the allergies that are properly managed, there is a greater likelihood that they will be able to deal with allergies in the future. However, it must be remembered that not all allergies in a toddler will translate into major problems in later life as the human immune system needs nearly six to seven years from the time of...
... birth to fully mature. During this time, allergies are usually rife but they often disappear later.
Allergies and the human immune system are very intricately tied. The immune system kicks in whenever there is a foreign invader in our bodies. A process called inflammation occurs and white blood cells move in to destroy the invader. This very same process will happen in the case of allergies as well but the reason that we don’t all have the same allergies is because some people are more sensitive to some types of allergens. This is the reason why some people are affected by pollen allergies while others are not. Pet allergies in toddlers are exactly the same. Most manifestations of allergies to pets like dogs and cats come in the form of respiratory tract narrowing, sneezing, and the like. In some cases, allergic dermatitis can also develop when the skin comes in contact with fur or saliva from the animal as well.
Dealing with allergies to pets is a simple matter of keeping your pets and your house completely clean and free of flying bits of fur. Animals molt during particular seasons and during these times, you must ensure that your pet is aided in the molting process with a molting glove. It is also advised that you use vacuum cleaners in the house for most of your cleaning needs. Keep some antihistamine handy to give your toddler in case of an allergic attack. Keeping your child away from your pets may also be a good idea but difficult considering the longing for both to be with each other. Using humidifiers in the house will also ensure that there is no particulate material in the air that could enter the respiratory tract.