Apartment Finder Pet Yard
When going through an apartment finder we came across an apartment with a yard for pets. We love our pets and want the best for them. Unfortunately I am hyper allergic. In an allergic person their immune system responds to normally harmless substances like they are harmful. Along with pollen, mold spores, and the excrement of cockroaches and dust mites, pet allergens are airborne and enter the allergic persons body through the nose, throat and lungs. Skin rashes caused by pet saliva and contact dermatitis caused by pet dander is some examples of non-airborne allergic reactions. In order for the allergens to be inhaled by the body they must be minute and the typical size of an airborne allergen is about a millionth of a meter. Inhaling these tiny allergens can have a traumatic affect on your entire respiratory system.
Exposure to an allergen is the first phase in an allergic reaction. If you were one of the millions of people worldwide that are subject to cat allergies then your allergic symptomatic reaction would occur something like this. The initial sensitization happens when some of the allergy causing cat protein enters your body. Your immune system perceives these proteins as a threat and so causes the IgE antibodies to connect to the mast cells and basophils in huge quantities, but you will most likely not experience any allergic symptoms during this initial phase of the allergic reaction process. The amount of exposure to any given allergen that is necessary to cause this sensitization varies from person to person depending on their tolerance level. It could occur during the first exposure to the allergen or it could occur after many years of being exposed to the offending substance. With an apartment with a yard we are able to avoid overexposure to the dander.