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Rabbit Allergy Symptoms
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
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 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
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
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
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
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 you are allergic. ...Read more
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
I think I'm over my cat allergy. I'm thinking about getting a holland lop bunny andwould be allergic to them?
Consider getting: Allergy testing before getting a bunny.Get a more detailed answer ›
What do you suggest if it wasn't as bad and I seem to be over my cat allergy. I'm thinking about getting a holland lop bunny andwould be allergic to them?
You would need to: Be tested separately to determine if you are allergic to rabbits. ...Read more
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 the clothing you wore while handling the rabbit. I presume the drops helped. ...Read more
Identify, avoid, med: In order to reduce allergy symptoms, it is key to identify what the allergy is. See an allergist for testing. After identification, avoidance measures as possible followed by medications. If one is still suffering from allergies despite avoidance measures and medications, then allergy injections may be a very good option. ...Read more
Upper airway: stuffy nose, itchy nose, sneezing, sniffing, itchy roof of mouth or throat, itchy, watery eyes.
Lungs: coughing, wheezing, chest pain, shortness of breath
skin: itchy rash. (itchy without rash, rash not itchy is not allergy)
gi: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea after eating certain foods. Gi symptoms are not specific to allergy. History is very important. ...Read more
Avoid cats: If that's at all possible, avoidance is the best measure, however if not possible, bathing the cat once every week at least is advisable, owning a less hairy female cat, all this might be helpfull, more of help though is seeing an allergist for examination and testing to decide on whether further cat exposure isn't harmful, and whether u r a candidate for immunotherapy against cat dander. ...Read more
Keeps coming back: They are similar! Itchy nose, sneezing, nasal congeston, running nose, coughing, sinus pain/fullness, post nasal drip. No fever with allergies, though. And most with allergies don't 'feel sick'; but they do feel tired, fatigued, wiped out. Why? Because allergies, like colds, tigger immune responses that sap energy. ...Read more
Sometimes difficult: But except in very severe cases of allergy, people don't lose appetite with allergy which is also not associated with a fever. Allergy may also be seasonal. Cold is more common when school starts and in the winter, allergy in the warmer months. Cold is not relieved by antihistamine which does reduce allergic symptoms. Hope these points are helpful. ...Read more
Indoor allergies: Common indoor allergens include dust mite and animal dander. Other less common indoor allergens are mold, cockroach, other pets (birds, rodents), and feathers (pillows, comforters). During tree, grass or weed pollen season, pollen may blow through screens or open doors or windows, making it seem like indoor allergens. An allergist can perform skin tests for these and have an answer in 20 min. ...Read more
Cedar.: Cedar symptoms are the same as any other inhalent allergy. If you are asthmatic, it may cause asthma, it may cause nasal or eye allergies just like ragweed. It does not cause a fever unless there is a complication. Sometimes cedar allergic patients have problems with other similar trees such as christmas boughs or trees. A tip off is that it affects patients in the winter months. ...Read more
Same for all foods: Allergic reaction to any food produces some or all following: itchy/swollen lips/mouth/throat, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, itchy/red skin, hives, nasal congestion, chest tightness, wheezing (especially in asthmatic), light headedness, low bp. These symptoms will occur each time as little as one sip or bite of the food is eaten. Avoid dairy until consult md. ...Read more