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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Rat 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 the allergy is to a rat (rodent).


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Rat allergy help please me get assistance to move?

Rat allergy help please me get assistance to move?

County Health: Find the telephone number of your county's health department and report the presence of rats in your area. If you live in an apartment the owner should have the responsibility of maintaining a hygienic building. You may have grounds for terminating your lease. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Rat 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 the allergy is to a rat (rodent).


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Rat allergy help please me get assistance to move?

County Health: Find the telephone number of your county's health department and report the presence of rats in your area. If you live in an apartment the owner should have the responsibility of maintaining a hygienic building. You may have grounds for terminating your lease. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Rat allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Rat allergy?

Rat 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 the allergy is to a rat (rodent). ...Read more

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Just found rat feces in toaster that ate toast out of 3 days in tow and have itchy spots on legs could it be from that or a allergy from my new deterg?

Just found rat feces in toaster that ate toast out of 3 days in tow and have itchy spots on legs could it be from that or a allergy from my new deterg?

See your doctor: Review your living conditions with your family. You must call an exterminator and thoroughly clean your house. Get screened for leptospiroses and tularemia. Have your doctor check you out for other rat issues to include allergies. It is unsafe to live in those conditions. Throw out the toaster as it is unsafe to clean electrical appliances. ...Read more

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My son wont stop coughing! he gets this every so often, but this time it happened the first night after buying 2 new baby fancy rats. Coincidence or allergies?

My son wont stop coughing! he gets this every so often, but this time it happened the first night after buying 2 new baby fancy rats. Coincidence or allergies?

Pet Allergy likely: You could try keeping the rat cage out of his bedroom. After handling the rats and their bedding, he needs to clean his hands well. If the symptoms continue, you may need to get rid of the rats. ...Read more

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Is it a cat allergy if I itch after the cat has scratched me and the area is red and a shelf has formed. Am severely allergic to rats, I got asthma.?

Is it a cat allergy if I itch after the cat has scratched me and the area is red and a shelf has formed. Am severely allergic to rats, I got asthma.?

Likely...: A cat allergy is very common and is due to a protein in cat's saliva. Cats are notorious for self grooming so exposure to cat hair which can permeate through a house or being scratched can result in allergic reaction. Now, there is also cat scratch disease which is caused by a bacteria but results in swollen lymph nodes and viral like illness. ...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

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How can I reduce allergies?

How can I reduce allergies?

Lots of Options: OTC non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, (loratadine) or Zyrtec are helpful for perennial allergic rhinitis symptoms, however the gold-standard treatment are daily intranasal steroid sprays if your symptoms are more severe. Avoidance of triggers is important as well and allergy shots are also an option. Saline sprays are useful but will not provide lasting relief used alone. See Allergist. ...Read more

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How to cope with allergies?

How to cope with allergies?

Lots of Options: Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, or Zyrtec are helpful for perennial allergic rhinitis symptoms, however the gold-standard treatment are daily intranasal steroid sprays like Flonase or Nasonex (mometasone) if your symptoms are more severe. Avoidance of triggers is important. Allergy shots also option. See Allergist to determine what medications could give you lasting relief. ...Read more

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What can I do for allergies?

What can I do for allergies?

Identify the causes: Allergy is becoming much more common in usa. The severity of your symptoms will direct the treatment. Sometimes over the counter antihistamines and nasal saline are sufficient. If your symptoms are severe or recur frequently then allergy testing may be beneficial. Environmental modification is also an essential part of treatment. ...Read more

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How can I stop my allergies?

How can I stop my allergies?

Avoid and treat: You can often lessen symptoms with avoidance and medications. To certain allergens you can greatly lessen sensitivity with specific allergen immunotherapy. You can lessen all ige mediated reactions with Omalizumab (xolair). As allergists we usually recommend various combinations of these depending on severity and duration of symptoms as well as comorbidities (other medical problems). ...Read more

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How can I treat my allergies?

How can I treat my allergies?

Nasal sprays not OTC: For seasonal allergies, the most effective options are the steroid or antihistamine nasal sprays, available by prescription. Not only do they work the best, but they are technically local therapy as negligible amounts enter the bloodstream. The OTC nasal sprays can cause rebound symptoms, which the prescription versions do not. ...Read more

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Why are fall allergies so bad?

Why are fall allergies so bad?

Ragweed & Mold: Allergy problems are often worse in the fall because of weed pollen such as ragweed. In addition, mold is worse in the fall because decaying plant material such as all summer's grass clipping and falling leaves. Ragweed is a potent allergen for those who are allergic to it and can cause fairly severe symptoms. The combo of weed pollen and mold is a double whammy. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause dizzyness?

Can allergies cause dizzyness?

Yes possible: but first see your doctor to rule out other serious problems for dizziness before you visit allergy specialist . ...Read more

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Why do you develop an allergy?

Why do you develop an allergy?

Genetics: Simple answer: most who develop allergy it is because of genetics and environmental exposure to allergens. In reality it is much more complex than this. ...Read more

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Should I worry about allergies?

Should I worry about allergies?

Yes..and no: Depends what you are allergic to. What type of allergy it is. Are you allergic to meds, foods, pollens, latex, etc... ...Read more

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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