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http://www.achooallergy.com/pets-petshampoo.asp

What do you guys think? The person at petco told me that if you got animal dander on your sheets or clothing you can mix a little of it with your laundry detergent and it will neutralize the allergens.

My understanding of an allergen is that it is a protein or a string of amino acids complete or not that your body has an adverse reaction to. Since this protien must be found somewhere on the dog.. as it originates from the dog.. would the neutralization of these proteins cause coat damage?
 

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I am not sure about "neutralize the allergens"

But from my understanding about human hair is dander is either caused by dry scalp or Seborrheic dermatitis.

With my experience with dogs I have found that dander occurs because of dry skin. I used to use this Cherry conditioner rinse that I loved so much ( can not find the name ) and pure pet products.

A new product I found to cure Enzo's flakes when he had them is Dr bronner castile soap. I use this on my self because I too suffer from dry scalp : (

I have also used Fabreeze anit allergen products , and other products from pet allergens but I don't even know if they work to be honest.

I just wash my animals a lot and this seems to stop me from having allergies from my cats. I also took the carpet out of my room lol
 

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forgot to add its worth trying.

See how it is and if you feel it works please post your review on it :)
 

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From what I know from anatomy distabilization of the oil balances on the scalp will lead to flaking skin. But thanks for the suggestion,
 

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From what I know from anatomy distabilization of the oil balances on the scalp will lead to flaking skin. But thanks for the suggestion,
Yes that is true. Weather can cause distabilization.With me I have dry skin, hair, scalp etc... living in dry CA does not help either lol when I put oils on my scalp it stops it and if I use clairifying shampoos once a week.
 

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My hair is really sensitive to shampoos, so I don't have the luxury of trying many shampoos. My aunt owns a salon so she does my hair for free.. which Im happy about because I get alot of intricit cuts and it would cost me a fortune, but if i use some shampoos my hair goes flat as if it was dowsed in chlorine, and others make it part or poof up lol.
 

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With my experience with dogs I have found that dander occurs because of dry skin. I used to use this Cherry conditioner rinse that I loved so much ( can not find the name ) and pure pet products.

A new product I found to cure Enzo's flakes when he had them is Dr bronner castile soap. I use this on my self because I too suffer from dry scalp : (

I have also used Fabreeze anit allergen products , and other products from pet allergens but I don't even know if they work to be honest.

I just wash my animals a lot and this seems to stop me from having allergies from my cats. I also took the carpet out of my room lol

You cannot get rid of dander by washing things or by adding sjampoo to you're laundry ... you can only get rid of the pet and even then you might still experience allergy symptoms. And dander is not caused by dry skin. It's increased by dry skin. I think this explains dander the best:

Dander is the scales of dead skin that are constantly being shed by all mammals. Dander is similar to dandruff in humans, but much smaller and not usually able to be seen by the naked eye.

Due to its small size and light weight, dander shed from the pet can stay airborne for hours. The allergens in dander are sticky, and can be transported on clothing, and can remain in carpets, mattresses and furniture despite regular cleaning. Because of dander’s lingering presence, it is still possible for one with pet allergies to suffer from symptoms for months, despite pets having been removed from the home.
 

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Yes but theoretically you can stop your immune system from reacting by blocking histamine slots or by destroying or blocking up the antigens on the surface of the protein.
I'm just curious on whether or not this is a good product b/c .. I mean perscription allergy medications have trouble with doing this I wonder if a shampoo could do it.

I think you misunderstood me, I wasnt under the impression that dander is terminated, just that it is either coated or the antigen binding sites are blocked. I know that a shampoo cant destroy dander... unless it has caustic properties lol
 

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Yes but theoretically you can stop your immune system from reacting by blocking histamine slots or by destroying or blocking up the antigens on the surface of the protein.
I'm just curious on whether or not this is a good product b/c .. I mean perscription allergy medications have trouble with doing this I wonder if a shampoo could do it.

I think you misunderstood me, I wasnt under the impression that dander is terminated, just that it is either coated or the antigen binding sites are blocked. I know that a shampoo cant destroy dander... unless it has caustic properties lol
Well, if prescription products don't work for you, why would you think over the counter shampoo will?
Even if it does work for your laundry... you would still have to wash your funiture etc. If you know the anatomy of the skin... it constantly renews itself... meaning a dog will constantly produce dander everyday... non stop.... forever. So even if you wash your clothes, there will still be dander in the air and on your furniture etc. which your body will react too if you are allergic to dander.
 

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Its not me I'm worried about lol. Its my uncle, hes not allergic but "Allergy causing things" in his mind = dirty so he wont let me bring my dog with me unless i have something to counter allergies. Don't ask me why lol hes quite litterally OCD about dirt.....
 

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Basically my point was If doctors have trouble with making good anti allergen products, can a product by shampoo makers be worth checking out?
 

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You cannot get rid of dander by washing things or by adding sjampoo to you're laundry ... you can only get rid of the pet and even then you might still experience allergy symptoms. And dander is not caused by dry skin. It's increased by dry skin. I think this explains dander the best:
O i know you can't get rid of pet dander , my suggestions where to not get so much of it. My method has been working so far.

I am allergic to cats but I have never used my flonase for a year now because I took my carpet out and my cats do not come in my room at all. I also wash them most people do not bathe their cats. I do because it helps. If I go to see other peoples cats I start sneezing and my throat gets swollen.
 

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I guess I'd try whatever I needed to try but the fact remains that if you have allergies to something that your animals produce on a regular basis your body is going to react to it no matter what you do. You cannot get enough dander out of your home in order for your allergies to not react. If the dog sleeps with you stop that right away.

I'm allergic to dogs but only certain breeds. It's the dogs that shed skin in the fastest manner (cockers, certain hounds, etc.) and their saliva also causes me to break out. The thing with living with a dog is that they shed what you are allergic to all over your house. I'd try to put air purifiers in all rooms of the home and definitely keep the dog off of the furniture.
 

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I am the same way, I'm okay with border collies I can tolerate it, I'm fine but when I brush them and If they sleep with me Ill get stuffy. My cousins poodle sleeps wiht me and I dont really have any problems with her. Like I said.. its my other uncle thats being a stickler about the anti allergen stuff. But I mean, it also cant hurt if it does work, I cant imagine the dead skin being useful for anything haha
 
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