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Doctor insights on: Cat Dander Vs Dog Dander

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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

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

Different: If someone is allergic to dogs and to cats, that does not mean they will be allergic to rabbits too. All animal allergies are different. Labcorp is a very widely available lab. They have a rabbit allergy tests. The test number is 061382.

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How long does dog dander around the home remain an active allergen once a dog is removed from the home?

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.

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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?

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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What happens if a person who is allergic to dog dander breathes it in by accident?

What happens if a person who is allergic to dog dander breathes it in by accident?

An allergic reaction: Depending on how allergic you are, you should always carry an albuterol inhaler, or perhaps an epi-pen with you. You never know what you may be exposed to, even with the best precautions.

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Which are some good ways to deal with a dog dander allergy?

Which are some good ways to deal with a dog dander allergy?

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.

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What does a result of 6/15 or 8/15 mean as a reaction to dog dander after allergy skin testing?

What does a result of 6/15 or 8/15 mean as a reaction to dog dander after allergy skin testing?

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.

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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?

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.

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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?

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.

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What is the best breed of puppy for children with mild allergies to dog dander?

What is the best breed of puppy for children with mild allergies to dog dander?

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.

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I have severe congestion in only one nostril, while lying down. I take allergy shots for dog dander and dust mites. Any other ideas?

I have severe congestion in only one nostril, while lying down. I take allergy shots for dog dander and dust mites. Any other ideas?

? Nasal polyp: Sounds like it might be a deviated septum or even a nasal polyp. A good rhinoscopic exam with or without a ct sinus can probably help to clarify what is going on here.

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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.

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.

No: Those symptoms are unrelated to allergies. There is something else going on, e.g. Hypothyroidism. You should get a full battery of blood tests and full physical by your physician.

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If i'm allergic to dog and cat dander, am I likely allergic to rabbits too?

Not necessarily: The proteins that are allergenic on various animals differ.

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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.

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Is there a correlation between Tonsillectomy and increased pet allergies? Particularly, cat dander.

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.

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Can a mild allergy to an air borne allergen such as cat dander negatively impact your fertility? Thank you

Can a mild allergy to an air borne allergen such as cat dander negatively impact your fertility? Thank you

Possible, unlikely: Any adverse impact on your quality of life or health can potentially affect your fertility but there is no direct link between allergy to airborne allergens to fertility rate.

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How do I get rid of this dander in my home if I have a cat allergy?

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.

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What are the chances that I am allergic to be stings ? I do have severe allergies to outdoor pollen and cat dander.

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.