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cause of guinea pig allergy

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergic symptoms: If you have the common allergic symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, itchy nose, and for those with asthma shortness o ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possible, unlikely: It is possible to be allergic to such things, but relatively rare. It depends on what you mean by "i got sick"--i would recommend informing your prima ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not necessarily: Usually we think of allergies being related to a furry animals' dander. You haven't told us what you meant by "sick". There are a variety of reasons t ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
If you ask, then yes: People may be allergic either to their dander (not hair) and/or urine (which is common), or to their bedding itself, or something else. If the history ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
I'm not sure but is: Your diet that exotic? Wow.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Guinea pigs are part of the rodent family and they can all produce similar symptoms.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably GP: A furred animals can cause allergies. Given the choice between the animal and the chow, the best guess would be the animal.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Guinea pig: Allergies to pets are common, see an allergist and get tested and ask about allergen immunotherapy
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kimura
34 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possibly: If it is truly the guinea pig that you are allergic to, you can consider doing allergy injections to decrease your symptoms. I usually don't do this ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Guinea Pig Bite: Clean the area well with warm soap and water. Dry well. Apply thin strip of antibiotic ointment. Can cover with bandaid. When was your last tetanus sh ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Mycoplasma: Mycoplasma is usually spread by droplet infection if your child is playing with an infected guinea pig, and does not wash his hands well after the pl ... Read More

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