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Medicine For 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Guinea pigs are part of the rodent family and they can all produce similar symptoms. ...Read more
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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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
I fell 2 weeks ago.I fell into a metal Guinea pig cage.The metal bar broke-through my cotton pants & broke my skin.Tetnusshot4-5yrs ago.do i neednew1?
Get evaluated now: You treat it by receiving immediate medical attention and starting antibiotics. It is likely the wound is infected. ...Read more
My grandson has guinea pig and has the cage in his bedroom where he sleeps. Is there any health risks involved by having the cage in the room?
Pets and Disease: Nope. As long as he is healthy there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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