Top
30
Doctor insights on: Medicine For Guinea Pig Allergy

Share
1

1
What is the definition or description of: Guinea pig allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Guinea pig allergy?

Allergic symptoms: If you have the common allergic symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, itchy nose, and for those with asthma shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing etc after exposure to guinea pig, you are presumed to be allergic. Confirmatory tests include specific IgE or skin testing. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
5 Doctors shared insights

Guinea Pig Allergy (Definition)

If you have the common allergic symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, itchy nose, and for those with asthma shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing etc after exposure to guinea pig, you are presumed to be allergic. Confirmatory tests include specific ...Read more


2

2
If I got sick once eating rabbit gnocchi, do I have rabbit or guinea pig allergy?

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

3

3
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

5

5
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

6

6
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

7

7
Can you tell me how I could help my allergies to my guinea pig?

Can you tell me how I could help my allergies to my guinea pig?

Guinea pig: Allergies to pets are common, see an allergist and get tested and ask about allergen immunotherapy ...Read more

8

8
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

10

10
I have bleeding from under my fingernail after a guinea pig bite, should I be concerned?

I have bleeding from under my fingernail after a guinea pig bite, should I be concerned?

Guinea Pig Bite: Clean the area well with warm soap and water. Dry well. Apply thin strip of antibiotic ointment. Can cover with bandaid. When was your last tetanus shot? if you haven't had one within 10 years - get one. Signs of infection include- redness, swelling, warmth, pus, streaking, increasing pain, & fever. ...Read more

11

11
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

13

13
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

15

15
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

16

16
Is there a medicine/remedy that helps you control allergies to guinea pigs?

Is there a medicine/remedy that helps you control allergies to guinea pigs?

Antihistamines: You can take oral antihistamines for temporary relief, you need to wear gloves before you clean their cage, don't handle them and find them another home. ...Read more

17

17
What happens if I have allergies does that mean I will be allergic to guinea pigs?

What happens if I have allergies does that mean I will be allergic to guinea pigs?

Not Automatically: Allergies in each and every person are different. Mother only way to know if you are allergic to guinea pig is to be allergy tested. But, if you have never been exposed to one before, you might have a negative allergy test now but develop allergy over time with regular exposure to Guinea Pig. ...Read more

18

18
Just curious to if you can have anaphylactic from allergies to cats, dogs, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits?

Just curious to if you can have anaphylactic from allergies to cats, dogs, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits?

Yes: Yes, it is possible to have an anaphylactic reaction with any allergy. An anaphylactic reaction can occur, even if you have not had serious reactions in the past to the same allergens. ...Read more

19

19
Most effective medicines for spring time allergies?

Many: There are various antihistamines that are good for seasonal allergies many of which are over the counter such as Claritin Allegra or zyrtec. If those do not help there are prescription antihistamines and nasal sprays which can help. ...Read more

20

20
Is there an OTC medicine I can take for winter allergies?

Is there an OTC medicine I can take for winter allergies?

Yes: I presume you must be referring to dry, itchy skin that occurs in winter also called the winter itch. It is not an allergy but caused by drying of the skin due to evaporation of skin oils. This is due to the low humidity and use of dry indoor heat. The treatment is regular application of a good skin moisturizer daily after bath and also using a humidifier to reduce dryness. ...Read more

21

21
Could allergy to a specific drug ingredient develop over time?

Could allergy to a specific drug ingredient develop over time?

Yes: Drug allergy is a complex issue, so many drugs r in the market with many active / inactive ingredients, fortunately enough only few people develop drug allergy, if at all in doubt stop the medicine review it with ur doctor to replace it, if it is an absolute necessity to take the drug in question consult an allergist. ...Read more

22

22
Best OTC medicine for dog allergy?

Best OTC medicine for dog allergy?

Cetirizine: The most effective second generation, minimally sedating antihistamine is Cetirizine (adult dose 10 mg at bedtime). No antihistamine will allow ad lib dog contact so minimize contact, keep dog out of bedroom, use hepa filter in bedroom. If still symptoms have to consider rehousing dog in another home. ...Read more

23

23
Will allergy medicine help with a cold?

Will allergy medicine help with a cold?

Not much: Allergy medications such as Claritin, Allegra and Zyrtec work by blocking antihistamine which is not part of the cold/respiratory infection process so not much help. Older antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help some with irritant cough and sleep from drowsy side effect. Decongestants such as Sudafed may help relieve some of the nasal congestion but avoid in children ...Read more

24

24
Which drug is a good allergy medication?

Which drug is a good allergy medication?

Depends: The choice of allergy medication depends on symptoms. There are several good over the counter antihistamines. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice. ...Read more

25

25
How can a person be tested for drug allergies?

How can a person be tested for drug allergies?

Not common: It is not common to test for drug allergies. The way to determine if you have an allergy is to see what happens when you take a drug. Certain drugs you know you might have an allergy to if you have other allergies like eggs and Propofol (the drug that mj overdosed on). ...Read more

26

26
Anyone know what is a stronger allergy medicine?

Allergy medicine: The basics are that Claritin (loratadine) is the weakest binding oral no sedating antihistamine with Allegra stronger and zyrtec binding the strongest. You need to be more specific with your question. ...Read more

27

27
Is method of administration a factor in drug allergy?

Is method of administration a factor in drug allergy?

Oral vs iv: In some patients with allergy to drugs, giving orally might not trigger and allergic reacton, while givne intravenously it does. This has been reported with amoxicillin. It appears that concetration is importnat, and in some case, metabolism. Without challenging, it is not easy to predict a reaction in a particlar individual. Safest is always to avoid the drug entirely. ...Read more

28

28
What is the best over-the-counter medicine for allergies?

It depends: You have to be cautious with any medication. Some antihistamines may cause you to be drowsy and impair you specially when driving, others do not have this effect. Read labels carefully and determine what is best for your lifestyle.
Avoidance of triggering factors is useful if you know what you are allergic to.
A visit to the allergist may be in order! ...Read more

29

29
Aside from allergy medicine, good ways to relieve allergies?

Aside from allergy medicine, good ways to relieve allergies?

Allergy injections: The best way to approach the treatment of allergies is to 1) identify the allergic trigger and avoid it as much as possible; 2) medications to treat the symptoms; 3) allergy injections by an allergist to decrease the body's allergic response. It takes time, but it can be effective for most people and not only decreases symptoms, but also the need for medications and the good effects persists! ...Read more

30

30
Should I take my allergy medicine before I go out and pull weeds?

Should I take my allergy medicine before I go out and pull weeds?

Yes: If a person takes an antihistamine such as allegra, claritin, zyrtec, etc, at least 1 hours before exposure, this can decrease the intensity of the allergy symptoms. The more effective nasal sprays work best when taken regularly. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
2,638 Doctors shared insights

Allergies (Definition)

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