Normal washing does not completely remove animal proteins embedded in clothing. Is there a substance that can break down the proteins and render them harmless to allergy sufferers without breaking down the clothing fibers?
There a couple of solutions that you can use to remove animal dander from your fabric. Please find them below:
HEPA filter vacuum cleaner: Use hand attachment of this cleaner to suck dander from your clothes.
Lint brush: You can use this to remove the visible animal danders.
Hypo allergenic pet wipes: This can be used to neutralize the allergic effects of dander. Advised to use only on dark and sturdy fabrics as vapor content can cause stain. If unknown about the type of your fabric, try the wipe in unidentified spot and continue according to the result.
- Wash using hot water: Local cloth washers have advised to wash them in hottest water possible. This can destroy the microbial allergic particles. Along with, try to use allergen laundry detergent. The market has a wide range of allergen laundry detergents that you can select from.
- Hot water is known to denature some allergens.
- There's special laundry detergent that's designed for allergy sufferers. It will neutralize the allergens either using chemicals or enzymes.
- Finally if you want to try the natural route, try using a cup of vinegar and hot water combination. The comb should have a denaturing effect as well.