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Sudden guinea pig allergies or is their chow?

Sudden guinea pig allergies or is their chow?

Probably GP: A furred animals can cause allergies. Given the choice between the animal and the chow, the best guess would be the animal. ...Read more

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Should I be tested for having guinea pig allergies?

Should I be tested for having guinea pig allergies?

If you ask, then yes: People may be allergic either to their dander (not hair) and/or urine (which is common), or to their bedding itself, or something else. If the history does not make clear which this is, an allergist can do skin testing, and also advise you whether there are ways in which you can keep a beloved companion animal despite an allergy. Good luck. ...Read more

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If a young child had a guinea pig who had mycoplasma, could that be passed on to the child?

If a young child had a guinea pig who had mycoplasma, could that be passed on to the child?

Mycoplasma: Mycoplasma is usually spread by droplet infection if your child is playing with an infected guinea pig, and does not wash his hands well after the play, he could develop a mycoplasma infection. Tell him not to bring his hands to his mouth without washing well. ...Read more

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Are rodent allergies the same as guinea pig allergies?

Are rodent allergies the same as guinea pig allergies?

Yes: Guinea pigs are part of the rodent family and they can all produce similar symptoms. ...Read more

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If I got sick once eating rabbit gnocchi, do I have rabbit or guinea pig allergy?

Possible, unlikely: It is possible to be allergic to such things, but relatively rare. It depends on what you mean by "i got sick"--i would recommend informing your primary care physician, and possibly a referral to an allergist to help determine whether or not you are allergic. ...Read more

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Is there any way that I can get rid of my guinea pig allergies without giving it away?

Is there any way that I can get rid of my guinea pig allergies without giving it away?

Possibly: If it is truly the guinea pig that you are allergic to, you can consider doing allergy injections to decrease your symptoms. I usually don't do this in my practice, since it would be much simpler to consider another pet. Remember that you may also have symptoms with the wood shavings in the cage or other allergens. Talk with an allergist to find out more. ...Read more

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Swollen hand from guinea pig bite. How to treat this?

Swollen hand from guinea pig bite. How to treat this?

Get evaluated now: You treat it by receiving immediate medical attention and starting antibiotics. It is likely the wound is infected. ...Read more

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My newly replaced periodontist said that she'll use alloderm across all bottom front teeth. I need it but I suspect I may be 1st "guinea pig". Advice?

My newly replaced periodontist said that she'll use alloderm across all bottom front teeth. I need it but I suspect I may be 1st "guinea pig". Advice?

Trust your clinician: Alloderm is a good product. However, like every good product, it must be applied at indicative application. The cause of gingival recession must be determined and resolved prior to grafting. Occlusal stability must be established around the tooth being graft. Oral hygiene and periodontal health must be addressed. Finally, trust your periodontist skill. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is 26 years old and lately he is ejaculating while defecating! Should he be concerned?

My boyfriend is 26 years old and lately he is ejaculating while defecating! Should he be concerned?

Excessive straining: While pooping can compress on the prostate causing ejaculation. Not common but possible. Http://forums. Webmd. Com/3/erectile-dysfunction-exchange/forum/415. ...Read more

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Hi, sometimes I get blood when defecating, it may be for injuries? It does not happen that often. Thank you!

Hi, sometimes I get blood when defecating, it may be for injuries? It does not happen that often. Thank you!

Hemorrhoid: It could be hemorroid. If problem persist you need to see a doctor. If you has family history of stomach or bowel problem, such as colon cancer, stomach cancer or colitis, you need to see a doctor sooner. ...Read more

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When a hem bleeds, how do you keep it from bleeding onto the shower floor if you take one after defecating? Will standing slow the bleeding down?

When a hem bleeds, how do you keep it from bleeding onto the shower floor if you take one after defecating? Will standing slow the bleeding down?

Hemorrhoids: If you are actively bleeding to this degree from hemorrhoids it would be a very good idea to be seen asap by a colorectal surgeon to determine the best course of management. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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How are anorectal dysfunctions diagnosed? Is it invasive? I feel strange pressure in my anorectal area when defecating and feels like area won't relax

How are anorectal dysfunctions diagnosed? Is it invasive? I feel strange pressure in my anorectal area when defecating and feels like area won't relax

Manometry: Gastroenterologists or a colorectal surgeon specializing in pelvic floor dysfunction/pain can complete specialized pressure studies which use a balloon inserted in the rectum to measure pressure changes. ...Read more