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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. 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


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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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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 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