Pet Allergy Headache
Many doctors say the best of all natural pet allergy headache remedies is to get rid of your pet. But few devoted pet lovers will agree to that!
Fortunately, with a little effort and commitment you can develop a 7-step plan to reduce (or even eliminate) those headaches. And keep the animal you love.READ MORE
How common are pet allergy headaches?
You may not have thought about natural pet allergy headache remedies before, but more than 1 in 6 Americans is allergic to cats or dogs (or both)! And that makes them much more likely to suffer with headaches. In fact, researchers have found that allergic adults and kids are a whopping 14 times more likely to get headaches and migraines!
What are symptoms of a real pet allergy headache?
Only a small percentage of sufferers know their headaches are caused by pet allergies. Most folks blame their furry friends for problems like sneezing, nasal congestion and swollen sinuses – forgetting that all these symptoms quickly lead to painful headaches.
You should suspect that you or your child gets pet allergy headaches if the pain starts shortly after exposure to a cat, dog, or other household animal. The pain is usually described as pressure in the forehead, cheeks, or behind the eyes. It can also include tooth pain and complaints that nasal mucus is thick or stringy and has become yellow or green.
What causes pet allergy headaches?
First of all, the pets themselves are not the problem. The true offenders are their “pet residuals” – invisibly small particles of pet saliva, fur, dander, urine, and solid waste.
These allergens are constantly shed by our pets and immediately become airborne. They can float fairly long distances and, within minutes, can easily enter your home through open doors and windows, even through air conditioning or heating vents. (That help explains why you can get pet allergy headaches even if you don’t own a pet!)
Furthermore, because they’re sticky, these allergens cling to upholstery, carpets, bedding, pillows, towels and clothing. From there, they’re easily absorbed through our eyes, nose, mouth, and skin pores. The next thing you know, the headache pain starts.
Can you get rid of the allergens that provoke these headaches?
No, not entirely. Literally BILLIONS of them invade your indoor areas every single day. Even the most vigorous cleaning can’t eliminate all of them. And just as soon as you finish your housework, new allergens will start to collect.
As a result, the goal should be to lower the level of pet allergens in your home. Experts say that, for most allergic people, a significant reduction in the number of these indoor contaminants will offer noticeable relief.
7 Natural Pet Allergy Headache Remedies
Use a HEPA (High Efficiency Particle Air) vacuum at least once a week and a HEPA air purifier daily. This alone can eliminate up to 99% of the airborne allergens in your home.
Have your pet bathed frequently (at least once a week) with a gentle anti-allergen shampoo.
Treat your home regularly with Easy Air Organic Allergy Relief Spray to destroy a lot of the protein allergens that your pet sheds.
In addition, every 4th washing, use Easy Air Organic Laundry Rinse on your bedding, towels and clothing.
Irrigate your sinus cavities with a sinus rinse device (like Neti Pot). Done daily, this will stop low-level infection and relieve the swelling that leads to headache and migraine.
If a headache starts, try an herbal headache remedy, like all-natural Headache ReLeaf Roll-On. It combines menthol with essential oils of lavender, rose and peppermint — shown in reputable scientific studies to relieve headache and migraine pain in nearly 75% of sufferers. The roll-on applicator makes it easy to apply to painful areas. Safe for adults and children ages 5 and up.
Use warm, moist cloths applied to the sinus area for 10 minutes to reduce inflammation.