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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
24 years experience in Geriatrics
Theurapetic effect: Most published studies have shown that pet therapy or having a pet reduced the symptoms of depression and anxiety. It could be a dog, cat, fish, rabbi ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience in Family Medicine
Visibility: Radioisotopes make molecules that are not typically visible on x-rays to show up. In the example of pet, a common molecule used is a radioisotope of ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
English please: Please rephrase in english.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Site: Here are three sites where you can get this answered: my pet ed : http://www.Mypeted.Com/ * just answer on-line vets at: http://www.Justanswer.Com/sip ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Yes they do!
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: ...But they can certainly come visit for a bite or two.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Kennel cough is a very contagious upper respiratory infection found in dogs & caused by canine parainfluenza virus & a bacteria called bordetella bron ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Not at all.
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Allergies to cat fur can trigger an asthma episode in a susceptible child.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Get rid of cat: Get rid of the cat and you'll be money ahead.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: No.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience in Psychiatry
Can carry it: Ringworm is actually a fungal infection of the skin (dermatophytosis) so the name is misleading. Yes -- dogs and cats can carry it and pass it to huma ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
No they aren't : Scabies. Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made with little mounds or blisters. They cause itching which is often worse at night. Although t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
No: Cats are not a cause of infertility.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Specializes in Pediatrics
Maybe: I would never suggest a turtle to an immunocompromised child. Even healthy children can get salmonella from handling their pet turtles. If you can b ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Anything an all: Should help.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience in Internal Medicine
Cat bite allergy: Allergens to a cat are present in the cat's saliva.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: The dust mite body and droppings are major sensitizers . People with eczema has an impaired skin barrier allowing the dust mite products (as well as o ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience in Pediatrics
Flea bites: You can get flea bites from fleas on dogs. Typically pt will be seen in the spring with many itchy spots on the extremities and it turns out they hav ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience in Dentistry
Lichen Planus: Lichen planus will wax and wane. It is a chronic rash of unknown cause with no cure, may be itchy and poorly understood by medicine. It can be managed ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
24 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Usually dust mites are associated with fabric surfaces feeding on human dander. This would not occur in barns or on animals.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Different symptoms: While bug bites can lead to a rash, dust mites (and their fecal pellets) trigger asthma and allergic rhinitis especially at night. Dust mites can tri ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No-yes-probably: House dust mites only dwell indoors and are present primarily in your mattress, box spring, and pillows if you live in tropical or temperate zones and ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Desensitization: Allergy shots including dust mite allergen should be of help.
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