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Can you be allergic to pigs

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Allergy and Immunology 15 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 41 years experience
Probably dogs and: rabbits, no way of knowing unless exposed or tested
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 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 38 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 30 years experience
Yes: Absolutely, and you can get tested for it too to confirm.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 22 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 30 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 46 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 50 years experience
Yes: What you described suggests an allergy.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Need more informatio: Did you develop rash or breathing difficulty or swelling or swallowing problem with Lint?
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Food allergy: Symptoms can include hives, swelling, itching, trouble breathing, throat swelling, vomiting , diarrhea, stomach cramps. You can have any combination o... Read More
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