Doctor insights on:
Disease Of Birds
Can down feather pillows give any diseases since it's from birds? New couch with down pillows and throat has lump and feel body aches
Allergies: Hello, normally people do not get any issues with feather pillows, because these feathers are treated. But if you have allergies to birds or feathers. You can still get some reaction to it. ...Read more
Probably not.: Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly. If the species of bird is known, that might provide more information. ...Read more
Help! I just found a dying bird (possibly a duck) and I handles it with bare hands. Is there a chance I could contract a disease? It had no wounds of any kind.
What is the real cause of the death of millions of birds> is it due to bird flu? And cows, is it due to mad cow disease?
THIS IS A SITE: For human medical questions, but I am sure if there is a vet among us, they will be happy to take a stab at this one... ...Read more
No: There is no evidence that antibiotics have anything to do with viral mutations, particularly influenza which is known to mutate regularly long before antibiotics were used. Mad cow disease is caused by a prion, and this is too complicated to discuss here. But it is not in any way related to antibiotics. ...Read more
I have heart disease diabetes and hypertension and I have bird mites I am trying home remedies but still infested do I need to see a doctor?
Multiple: Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is inflammation of the lungs due to breathing in a foreign substance, usually certain types of dust, fungus, or molds. Symptoms of acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis may occur 4 - 6 hours after you have left the area where the foreign substance is found. Symptoms may include: chills, cough, fever, malaise, shortness of breath. ...Read more
Yes: Healthy birds & babies can easily share the same home. Proper hygenic practices (handwashing etc. ) are needed in the care of both. I would confine the bird to an aviary or cage with limited overlap in their activities. Be aware that babies, infants or todlers do not understand the frail nature of some pet birds and some will not tolerate an inquisitive poke or touch without biting baby hard. ...Read more