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Is It Possible To Cure Pet Dander Allergies
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Allergy Testing: Although you may already have a good idea that you are allergic to animals due to symptoms that occur upon exposure, allergy testing will help confirm your suspicions. Please don't be fooled by pet stores that advertise certain breeds as "hypoallergenic" because they don't shed their hair. It is the microscopic bits of skin or dander that cause most of the symptoms, and all dogs shed skin. ...Read moreSee 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. ...Read more
My boyfriend has allergies and can never stay the night at my house because of the animal dander. Is there anything we can do?
Get rid of the anima: If you want him not to get allergies when he comes over, then you have to get rid of your animal or he has to take an antihistamine like zyetec or Claritin (loratadine) when he comes over.If that does not work he should see an allergist and get desentisized to the allergies which is a long term treatment with shots. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
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