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Cat Dander Vs Dog Dander
If someone is allergic to cat and dog dander does that mean they are also allergic to rabbit dander? Doctor couldn't find an rabbit test
How long does dog dander around the home remain an active allergen once a dog is removed from the home?
Possibly years: Persons who are allergic to animal dander often report trouble with an apartment or a previously owned home that was contaminated with animal allergens several years prior. Through cleaning may need to include carpet removal in some situations.See 1 more doctor answer
What are some long term effects my son could have if he is highly allergic to dogs and is exposed to large amounts of dog dander for months at a time?
Misery: Chronic exposure to allergens brings about symptoms that will fade when the allergen is removed. If he works around dogs, this may trigger the misery of whatever symptoms he has, but is not going to cause cancer or system failure. Once daily non sedating antihistamines like Allegra may help. Yet the best way to avoid the symptoms is to avoid the triggering factors.
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The best way to deal: With this is with formal treatment by an allergist (i.e. Shots). Not having a dog could be a way to avoid having the symptoms all together. Take care.
Sensitive: The numerator is the size of the wheal or bump on the skin test. The denominator is the size of the flare, or the redness around the bump. It means you are allergic to dog dander.
How can I know if my allergies are coming from the dog dander, the dust, or possible mold in our house ?
Allergy Testing: Can help to differentiate. Who knows, maybe you have allergies to all three.
I have grown up with and always had dogs including now. My doctor ordered a RAST test which came back with 5.85 Class III (3) for dog dander?
Sensitized: The presence of a positive RAST to dog means that you have become sensitized to dog but not necessarily having symptoms. The RAST was done likely because of suspicion of an allergic problem. Nearly 50% of the people failed to realize that they have significant nasal obstruction since it has been the norm. If you can't part with the dog, keep it away from bedroom. Allergy shots may be required.
If only had a slight reaction to dog dander during allergy skin test, is it possible i could be okay having a dog one day? Best dogs for allergies?
What do you feel: Your reaction on the skin test can only show a sensitivity and your real life reaction is the one that matters. How do you feel around them if you visit someone with a dog. Make it 10x worse if you live with one. Allergy shots get you immunized to dog dander and increase your tolerance and minimize your symptoms. No breed is hypoallergenic.See 1 more doctor answer
No allergy free dog: There really are no dogs that do not produce allergen. It is a protein that is found in hair and skin scales of all dogs. There may be individual differences in the amount that a dog produces, but you can't rely on a specific breed to produce less allergen.See 1 more doctor answer
I have severe congestion in only one nostril, while lying down. I take allergy shots for dog dander and dust mites. Any other ideas?
Allergy to bird, cat and dog dander. I have all of those. Hair started thinning, fatigue, low blood pressure and abdominal pain. Allergy symptom? Thx.
Not necessarily: The proteins that are allergenic on various animals differ.See 1 more doctor answer
Test and they said i scored a 1 with cat dander and a 3+ with dust mites. What do these numbers mean?
Different scores: Different labs "grade" the severity of your allergies by numbers systems. Usually the lower the number, the less severe the allergy or how your body reacts. However, the number does not always correlate to your actual symptoms. So even though you may have just a "1" score to cats, you could still have symptoms if you have a lot of exposure. Avoidance is still bst when trying to keep symtoms away.See 1 more doctor answer
Is there a correlation between Tonsillectomy and increased pet allergies? Particularly, cat dander.
Not likely: There is an association between allergic rhinitis in general (pollens, dust mite, animal dander etc) and childhood andenotonsillar hypertrophy. I have never heard of an increase in incidence of pet/cat allergy post-tonsillectomy and a quick literature search came up empty. The tonsils house many controller cells that drive (or inhibit) antibody responses to infection so it is conceivable.
Can a mild allergy to an air borne allergen such as cat dander negatively impact your fertility? Thank you
My daughter is allergic to dogs and dander is this the same thing or is it every animal? The cat sleeps with her not sure if this reason for allergies
One year: Cat dander can remain in the house for one year after removing the pet. Remove all carpeting, get a hepa air cleaner for the bedroom, encase the pillows and mattress with dust mite proof covers, change your furniture to leather covers. If you still have the pet, get on allergy shots.
What are the chances that I am allergic to be stings ? I do have severe allergies to outdoor pollen and cat dander.
If never stung...: ...Then likely will be "ok" with first sting (not that it won't hurt, just should have localized reaction). If atopic (=allergic to lots of stuff, particularly if fair skin, blond/red hair, blue eyes), then you may become allergic to it for next sting, which will have more substantial symptoms / reaction.