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Can You Be Allergic To Pigs
Pet allergy: You may also become allergic to guinea pigs, regardless if you are allergic to cat and dog fur or not. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
My eyes water and my nose runs whenever my pot belly pig is in the house. Can people be allergic to them?
Yes: What you described suggests an allergy.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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