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Those include a runny nose, teary eyes, sneezing and coughing.
Naclerio said people with pet allergies can "outgrow" them, though it takes years.
That said, the allergy academy offers tips for minimizing the problem. (White House cleaning staff, take note):
Clean the house often with vacuums equipped with special filters and double bags.
Keep the dog out of the allergic child's bedroom.
Remove carpeting, where dander also can build up.
Bathe the animal weekly.
On the Net:
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: http://www.aaaai.org/
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