What are the avoidance strategies used for animal fur allergens?

Updated: Jul 07, 2019
  • Author: Bhumika Patel, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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Furry pets include, for example, cats, dogs, ferrets, and rabbits.

Avoidance strategies for furry animal allergens are as follows:

  • Remove the pet from the home or other dwelling

  • Restrict the pet's access (eg, keep the pet out of the bedroom)

  • Bathe the pet

  • Use impermeable covers

  • Use high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) central air conditioning filters

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