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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Rabbit Allergy (Overview)

An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. In this case, a rabbit's saliva, skin flakes (dander) or urine would be the problem.


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How can I reduce the suffering with a rabbit allergy.?

How can I reduce the suffering  with a rabbit allergy.?

Avoidance, meds: First, i would try to avoid exposure to rabbit(s). If that is not possible, over the counter antihistamines such as zyrtec and Allegra (fexofenadine) might be helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
4 doctors shared insights

Rabbit Allergy (Overview)

An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. In this case, a rabbit's saliva, skin flakes (dander) or urine would be the problem.


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Might mildly itchy skin colored bumps be symptoms of rabbit allergies?

Might mildly itchy skin colored bumps be symptoms of rabbit allergies?

It's possible.: Allergies, regardless of what triggered them, can have a variety of symptoms, including various rashes. But rashes can have a variety of causes. I advise seeing your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause rabbit allergies?

What could cause rabbit allergies?

Urine: The allergen from rabbits (and other rodents) comes from their urine. Actually, it is a protein found in the kidneys. Since rabbits are not too discriminating about where they do their business, the protein from the urine gets aerosolized fairly easily. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the suffering with a rabbit allergy.?

Avoidance, meds: First, i would try to avoid exposure to rabbit(s). If that is not possible, over the counter antihistamines such as zyrtec and Allegra (fexofenadine) might be helpful. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Rabbit allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Rabbit allergy?

Rabbit allergy: An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. In this case, a rabbit's saliva, skin flakes (dander) or urine would be the problem. ...Read more

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Watery eyes since eating smoked lapin. Is this a rabbit allergy reaction or just due to the smoke?

Watery eyes since eating smoked lapin. Is this a rabbit allergy reaction or just due to the smoke?

Not rabbit allergy: Food allergy usually starts within 30 min. And involves some or all of following: itchy/swollen lips/mouth/throat, nausea, vomitting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, flushing, itchy skin, hives, chest tightness, wheezing, runny/stuffy nose, itchy/watery eyes, lightheadedness/low bp. It is rare to have a single symptom except itchy mouth and symptoms resolve within 24 hours. ...Read more

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What could cause rabbit allergies?

Urine: The allergen from rabbits (and other rodents) comes from their urine. Actually, it is a protein found in the kidneys. Since rabbits are not too discriminating about where they do their business, the protein from the urine gets aerosolized fairly easily. ...Read more

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How to tell if child has dog, cat, or rabbit allergies?

How to tell if child has dog, cat, or rabbit allergies?

Symptoms, tests: Animal danders r strong triggers for allergy symptoms. If a child is allergic to animal dander, she/he may sneeze, wheeze, cough, develop hives or itchy eyes when he/she pets the animal, or even be in the same room with the animal. You can confirm the allergy be doing allergy testing w an allergist. ...Read more

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Might mildly itchy skin colored bumps be symptoms of rabbit allergies?

It's possible.: Allergies, regardless of what triggered them, can have a variety of symptoms, including various rashes. But rashes can have a variety of causes. I advise seeing your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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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

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Watery eyes. Can this be an allergy to rabbits or smoke?

Watery eyes. Can this be an allergy to rabbits or smoke?

Possibly: Allergy to rabbits can certainly cause watery eyes, but it is usually accompanied by itching of the eyes/nose and sneezing, congestion, or breathing symptoms. Smoke is an irritant that can irritate the membranes covering the eyes. It also irritates the mucus membranes in the nose and lungs, so may also cause congestion and wheezing, but should not cause itching. See an eye doctor or allergist. ...Read more

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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

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My eye started itching right after giving my bunny a bath. It was very red and irritated. I put in 2 drops of visine allergy drops about 1 hr ago and ?

Allergy to rabbit: It appears to avoidance of further contact is the reasonable approach. Be sure to wash all of the clothing you wore while handling the rabbit. I presume the drops helped. ...Read more

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What is allergy tablets do?

What is allergy tablets do?

Allergy tablets: Most allergy tablets are medications that fall into the category of antihistamines that block the effect of histamine. This treats symptoms such as sneezing, itching, runny nose, etc. Sometimes antihistamines are combined with decongestants to help with stuffy nose. Studies are evaluating "allergy tablets" that may work similar to allergy shots where the tablet contains the pollen, etc. ...Read more

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How to help with allergies?

How to help with allergies?

Allergies: An allergist is best qualified to diagnose and treat allergies. If you wish to try taking antihistamines like benadryl(causes drowsiness) or claritin(is non drowsy) to see if symptoms resolve or improve you can buy these medications without a prescription. If you think you're experiencing allergies, try to determine what they can be caused by and try an elimination technique of one thing at a time ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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