Any of a variety of medical conditions can be the cause of a cough. A dry, unpleasant, throat irritating allergic cough is the body's response to an allergen. Take this cough seriously, because it rarely stops on its own.
Typically, an allergic cough is often accompanied by rhinitis or allergic conjunctivitis. At night, the cough increases due to the activation of the vagus nerve, which is responsible for the manifestations of bronchospasm. To get rid of such a cough, be sure to consult an allergist. The specialist will conduct a sensitivity test to various allergens, which will help to identify the cause of its occurrence. By avoiding contact with irritants, you can fight the allergy, and with it, its symptom - cough. Based on the test results, the doctor will select the necessary antihistamines. As an emergency, he can prescribe inhalers, the composition of which includes bronchodilators.
To combat allergies, allergen-specific immunotherapy is now used. Treatment consists in administering an allergen to the patient in small doses, gradually accustoming the patient's immune system to it. This kind of inoculation leads to the fact that over time, the patient's body stops responding to the stimulus. Please note only that such therapy is carried out over a fairly long period of time - at least two years.
For the treatment of allergic cough, use all the same remedies that are generally recommended for allergy sufferers. These include: daily wet cleaning; regular ventilation of the apartment; a minimum of household items that accumulate dust (carpets, heavy curtains, feather pillows, etc.). Purchase a humidifier, its use can significantly alleviate the condition of the patient with allergies. If you have an acute allergic reaction caused by saliva and pet hair, then, unfortunately, the right decision is to part with your beloved pet.