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Doctor insights on: Can You Be Allergic To Pigs

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If I'm allergic to dogs am I also allergic to guinea pigs?

If I'm allergic to dogs am I also allergic to guinea pigs?

No: If one is allergic to dogs one is not necessarily allergic to guinea pigs. ...Read more

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I am allergic to fur like cats and dogs but what about guinea pigs? Do they count?

I am allergic to fur like cats and dogs but what about guinea pigs? Do they count?

Pet allergy: You may also become allergic to guinea pigs, regardless if you are allergic to cat and dog fur or not. ...Read more

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What happens if I have allergies does that mean I will be allergic to guinea pigs?

What happens if I have allergies does that mean I will be allergic to guinea pigs?

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 never been exposed to one before, you might have a negative allergy test now but develop allergy over time with regular exposure to Guinea Pig. ...Read more

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My mum is allergic to guinea pigs. Could she also be allergic to hamsters?

My mum is allergic to guinea pigs. Could she also be allergic to hamsters?

Yes: There is cross sensitivity between major and minor allergens in various mammalian species including horse, dog, cat, rat, guinea pig, rabbit and mouse. Even though hamsters and guinea pigs are mammals they are from different subfamilies, sensitivity to one increases the risk of developing allergies to others. ...Read more

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I got my pot belly pig a week and a half ago and I've been itchy and breaking out everywhere. Am I allergic to him?

I got my pot belly pig a week and a half ago and I've been itchy and breaking out everywhere. Am I allergic to him?

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 a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How come we have allergic reactions?

How come we have allergic reactions?

Complete ans unknown: It technically is misguided immune reaction. The body misinterprets a harmless protein or complex carbohydrate as a potential invader. Specifically it mounts a response as if there is a parasite in the area involved: skin, airway, gut - but if large areas involved or the trigger gets into the bloodstream (like bee sting or food allergy) life-threatening generalized allergic reaction=anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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What are allergic shinners? Please justify?

What are allergic shinners? Please justify?

Dark eyes: When you have allergies, the capillaries below your eye dilate. The pooling of blood in these areas give a dark hue to the skin below your eyes. It can occur with allergies but is nonspecific and can occur at other times as well. For example, you may notice dark circles below your eyes if you don't get a good night sleep. If you see this you may think about allergies but it is not a guaruntee. ...Read more

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How often should alleric reactions to mosquitoe bites occur?

How often should alleric reactions to mosquitoe bites occur?

Everytime: Once sensitized by the initial bites, you will have an allergic reaction of varying severity with subsequent bites. ...Read more

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Could I be allergic to lint?

Could I be allergic to lint?

Need more informatio: Did you develop rash or breathing difficulty or swelling or swallowing problem with Lint? ...Read more

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Why would I be allergic to Fleas?

Why would I be allergic to Fleas?

Flea allergy: Fleas are parasites and live only with blood meals from a host. Fleas haves a special mouthpiece that punctures intact skin and siphons blood. Like many proteins and allergy inducing chemicals in nature, fleas secrete saliva which has these chemicals, which can be very antigenic (allergy-inducing). The saliva helps to prevent the host's blood from clotting, which facilitates their feeding ...Read more

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Signs that you may be allergic to crabs?

Signs that you may be allergic to crabs?

Food allergy: Symptoms can include hives, swelling, itching, trouble breathing, throat swelling, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps. You can have any combination of these symptoms. ...Read more

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What is porcine valve?

What is porcine valve?

Pig valve: It is an artificial valve made from a pig's heart. It's used to replace a damaged (stenotic or leaky valve) in the heart of a human. ...Read more

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Am I allergic to apples?

Am I allergic to apples?

Yes: Any food can potentially trigger an allergic reaction. Severe apple allergies are not common, but many people with birch tree allergy have "pollen food allergy syndrome" where eating a fresh apple leads to itchy mouth and throat. This is due to cross reactive allergen. An allergist can assess for food allergies including apple. ...Read more

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Could a person be allergic to coconut?

Could a person be allergic to coconut?

Yes: Coconut allergy has been described but it is not a common food allergy. Walnut is the most common nut allergy. While fda says coconut is a "nut" it is a drupe. Patients with nut and peanut allergy are not more likely to develop coconut allergy, but they are more likely to develop sesame seed allergy. ...Read more

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What are the signs that you may be allergic to mothballs?

What are the signs that you may be allergic to mothballs?

Depends: Allergic symptoms can vary depending on which organ is affected and can range from rash to anaphylaxis.
Most people who are affected by exposure through the air might experience allergy-like symptoms from the eyes, nose or throat and this is far more likely to be and irritant effect than an actual allergic (immune) hypersensitivity. ...Read more