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Rat Allergy In Children
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
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
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
No.: You're just frightened of rats. Join the club. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The pain is minimal with skin testing, similar testing can be done with a blood test which requires some blood being withdrawn with a needle. ...Read more
Delayed reaction: Symptoms do not appear for hours or even days. Poison ivy and similar plants cause some of the best-known delayed hypersensitivity reactions. When a person first touches the plant, no reaction occurs for the first 24 to 48 hours. Read more: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/253484-types-of-delayed-reaction-allergies/#ixzz2vcsli9lf. ...Read more
Several choices: For anaphylaxis, self injectable Epinephrine is recommended. Antihistamines available include: Allegra suspension down to 2 years old, Clarinex syrup down to 6 months old, Claritin syrup down to 2 years old, xyzal (levocetirizine) syrup down to 6 months old, zyrtec syrup down to 2 years old; palgic syrup down to 1 year old. Also, singulair is approved down to 6 months old. For severe allergies, see allergist! ...Read more
Does exposing small children to peanuts earlier in life make them more likely to develop allergies?
Could incorporating locally grown honey into my children's diet, help with their seasonal allergies?
Not at all: It is a common misconception that eating local honey helps allergies. Local honey contains pollen from local flowers. People generally have little exposure to and aren't allergic to flower pollen (except florists). Wind pollinated trees, grasses and weeds which release huge amounts of pollen cause most allergies. Eating pollen has no effect on allergies though holding pollen under the tongue may. ...Read more
I read that children under 1year can not eat any dairy products because they might be more liable to allergy or asthma. Is it true?
My children have been coughing for 5 weeks now. they have been on a course of antibiotic as well as allergy tablets? what must I do?
Coughing: Hard to answer without more information and examination ...Read more
Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers