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Can you be allergic to pigs

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Allergy and Immunology 14 years experience
Varies: Each person is unique as well as their immune system. It reacts to the environment uniquely. However, when you are allergic to cats and guinea pigs, t... Read More
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Probably dogs and: rabbits, no way of knowing unless exposed or tested

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Allergy testing: will determine if you have allergies to both.
Dr. Duane Gels
Allergy and Immunology 37 years experience
Hard to predict: Not usually, but remember, people who have allergies to one animal often develop allergies to another. I've seen dramatic allergies to both animals. C... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Pet allergy: You may also become allergic to guinea pigs, regardless if you are allergic to cat and dog fur or not.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Try an OTC: antihistamine for the allergy, You will not necessarily be allergic to anther animal but it is possible.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Yes: Absolutely, and you can get tested for it too to confirm.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Yes: There is cross sensitivity between major and minor allergens in various mammalian species including horse, dog, cat, rat, guinea pig, rabbit and mouse... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Not Automatically: Allergies in each and every person are different. Mother only way to know if you are allergic to guinea pig is to be allergy tested. But, if you have... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
No: If one is allergic to dogs one is not necessarily allergic to guinea pigs.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Maybe: You may be allergic or the animal may be carrying some "bugs" that are causing the problem. Have the animal checked out by a vet and you should see ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Yes: What you described suggests an allergy.

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