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Doctor insights on: When Will All Dog Dander Be Gone

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How long does dog dander around the home remain an active allergen once a dog is removed from the home?

How long does dog dander around the home remain an active allergen once a dog is removed from the home?

Possibly years: Persons who are allergic to animal dander often report trouble with an apartment or a previously owned home that was contaminated with animal allergens several years prior. Through cleaning may need to include carpet removal in some situations. ...Read more

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What are some long term effects my son could have if he is highly allergic to dogs and is exposed to large amounts of dog dander for months at a time?

What are some long term effects my son could have if he is highly allergic to dogs and is exposed to large amounts of dog dander for months at a time?

Misery: Chronic exposure to allergens brings about symptoms that will fade when the allergen is removed. If he works around dogs, this may trigger the misery of whatever symptoms he has, but is not going to cause cancer or system failure. Once daily non sedating antihistamines like Allegra may help. Yet the best way to avoid the symptoms is to avoid the triggering factors. ...Read more

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What happens if a person who is allergic to dog dander breathes it in by accident?

What happens if a person who is allergic to dog dander breathes it in by accident?

An allergic reaction: Depending on how allergic you are, you should always carry an albuterol inhaler, or perhaps an epi-pen with you. You never know what you may be exposed to, even with the best precautions. ...Read more

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Which are some good ways to deal with a dog dander allergy?

Which are some good ways to deal with a dog dander allergy?

The best way to deal: With this is with formal treatment by an allergist (i.e. Shots). Not having a dog could be a way to avoid having the symptoms all together. Take care. ...Read more

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What does a result of 6/15 or 8/15 mean as a reaction to dog dander after allergy skin testing?

What does a result of 6/15 or 8/15 mean as a reaction to dog dander after allergy skin testing?

Sensitive: The numerator is the size of the wheal or bump on the skin test. The denominator is the size of the flare, or the redness around the bump. It means you are allergic to dog dander. ...Read more

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How can I know if my allergies are coming from the dog dander, the dust, or possible mold in our house?

How can I know if my allergies are coming from the dog dander, the dust, or possible mold in our house?

Allergy Testing: Can help to differentiate. Who knows, maybe you have allergies to all three. ...Read more

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If someone is allergic to cat and dog dander does that mean they are also allergic to rabbit dander? Doctor couldn't find an rabbit test

If someone is allergic to cat and dog dander does that mean they are also allergic to rabbit dander? Doctor couldn't find an rabbit test

Different: If someone is allergic to dogs and to cats, that does not mean they will be allergic to rabbits too. All animal allergies are different. Labcorp is a very widely available lab. They have a rabbit allergy tests. The test number is 061382. ...Read more

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I have grown up with and always had dogs including now. My doctor ordered a RAST test which came back with 5.85 Class III (3) for dog dander?

I have grown up with and always had dogs including now. My doctor ordered a RAST test which came back with 5.85 Class III (3) for dog dander?

Sensitized: The presence of a positive RAST to dog means that you have become sensitized to dog but not necessarily having symptoms. The RAST was done likely because of suspicion of an allergic problem. Nearly 50% of the people failed to realize that they have significant nasal obstruction since it has been the norm. If you can't part with the dog, keep it away from bedroom. Allergy shots may be required. ...Read more

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If only had a slight reaction to dog dander during allergy skin test, is it possible I could be okay having a dog one day? Best dogs for allergies?

If only had a slight reaction to dog dander during allergy skin test, is it possible I could be okay having a dog one day? Best dogs for allergies?

Out-door dog be OK!: Good morning,
it may be more desirable to have an out-door dog, if you have any chance of allergy to dog dander. When you have an indoor dog, it is likely that your sight reaction may become a larger problem. If you must have an indoor dog, go for the smallest dog such as chihuahua, which has the least tendency to shed hair and dander. On second thought, you may be better-of without dogs! ...Read more

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What is the best breed of puppy for children with mild allergies to dog dander?

What is the best breed of puppy for children with mild allergies to dog dander?

No allergy free dog: There really are no dogs that do not produce allergen. It is a protein that is found in hair and skin scales of all dogs. There may be individual differences in the amount that a dog produces, but you can't rely on a specific breed to produce less allergen. ...Read more

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I have severe congestion in only one nostril, while lying down. I take allergy shots for dog dander and dust mites. Any other ideas?

I have severe congestion in only one nostril, while lying down. I take allergy shots for dog dander and dust mites. Any other ideas?

? Nasal polyp: Sounds like it might be a deviated septum or even a nasal polyp. A good rhinoscopic exam with or without a ct sinus can probably help to clarify what is going on here. ...Read more

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Allergy to bird, cat and dog dander. I have all of those. Hair started thinning, fatigue, low blood pressure and abdominal pain. Allergy symptom? Thx.

Allergy to bird, cat and dog dander. I have all of those. Hair started thinning, fatigue, low blood pressure and abdominal pain. Allergy symptom? Thx.

No: Those symptoms are unrelated to allergies. There is something else going on, e.g. Hypothyroidism. You should get a full battery of blood tests and full physical by your physician. ...Read more

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How can I use Gonal F (follitropin alfa) pen 300 IU? My dose is 75 IU

How can I use Gonal F (follitropin alfa) pen 300 IU? My dose is 75 IU

Verify with pharmacy: It is important to verify your dose and make sure you are 100% sure how to use it correctly. Your fertility doctor can help provide guidance to make sure it is used effectively and safely. Here is an online video demonstrating the setup and use: http://www. Freedommedteach. Com/eng/videos. Html? Play=gonal_f_rff_rediject_pen ...Read more

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I forgot to prime the gonal f (follitropin alfa) pen and just took the 0.75 shot. Did I get the right dose even though I did not prime the pen first?

I forgot to prime the gonal f (follitropin alfa) pen and just took the 0.75 shot. Did I get the right dose even though I did not prime the pen first?

Use package insert: The medicine pen comes with instructions on how to prime and use. If the amount that was in the pen changed, you should be able to see how much you injected yourself. If you are not sure and have already primed the pen, wait until the next injection to use again ...Read more

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What are the side effects of gonal-f?

What are the side effects of gonal-f?

Varies: Ovarian enlargement, ovarian hyperstimulation, multiple pregnancy, some bloating and weight gain. ...Read more

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Is there a difference in the effectiveness of menopur versus gonal-f?

Is there a difference in the effectiveness of menopur versus gonal-f?

Gonadotropins: Great question! In general, meaning if given to large numbers of women, the answer is "no they are the same", equal numbers get pregnant. Sometimes (sometimes!) one or the other may perform better for a specific woman; this is something to discuss with a doctor who knows you well. Many fertility specs use one/or the other based on their own experience. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Is pet dander worse than smoking in the home?

Is pet dander worse than smoking in the home?

No: While it's hard to directly compare these two, and for someone with a cat allergy in particular cat allergen in the home will be miserable for them, smoking is much harder on your health overall and over time. If you can only choose one, stop smoking. ...Read more

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Am I allergic to pet dander how could I tell?

Am I allergic to pet dander how could I tell?

Animal Allergy: Spending time around an animal you are allergic to should give you an idea if you have symptoms. If still unsure, your friendly allergist can test you to animals and give you a specific answer. ...Read more

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Is it possible to remove all the dander from my dog?

No: You can't get rid of all the dog allergen, although you can reduce it by bathing the animal twice per week, vacuuming with a filtered vacuum, having hard floors and using a hepa filter. This is a lot of work though, so it's often better to relocate the animal outside if possible or not to have a pet in the first place if you have allergies. ...Read more

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Can there be any medican I can take for being allergic to pet dander?

Can there be any medican I can take for being allergic to pet dander?

Antihistamine: You can take an antihistamine, such as allegra, zyrtec or claritin (loratadine). If you live with a pet, I suggest you consult a board certified allergist to discuss long term treatment options. ...Read more

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What are my chances of getting pregnant using gonal f (follitropin alfa) cetrotide and pregnyl?

What are my chances of getting pregnant using gonal f (follitropin alfa) cetrotide and pregnyl?

Depends: The successes rate of fertility treatments depends on age and underlying diagnosis and can various from 50% or more to less then 4%. You fertility specialist can discuss with you your estimated success rate. ...Read more

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How long can pet dander stay in the air?

How long can pet dander stay in the air?

4 months: The available information is for cat dander, but dog is probably similar. Typically about 4 months is needed to decrease levels to below 8 microgram/gram carpet dust. It is possible for levels to persist longer. ...Read more

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How long does pet dander remain in the house?

How long does pet dander remain in the house?

4 months: About four months for most cat allergen, and dog is probably similar, although there isn't much evidence about dog. Levels can persist much longer, especially if the levels are extremely high originally. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dander?

Dander: Dander is composed of dead cells ; proteins from urine, saliva ; skin. ...Read more

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How do I find out if I have pet dander in my house?

Mostly research test: It's usually not necessary to test to see if you have pet dander. If you have a pet, you have pet dander. If you don't have a pet, some houses still have detectable cat allergen even when there has not been a cat there for substantial amounts of time. Testing is usually done mostly for research purposes though. You can take measures to mitigate, like hard floors or hepa filters, without testing. ...Read more

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What are some quick procedures that can successfully remove pet dander?

What are some quick procedures that can successfully remove pet dander?

Real estate agent: Find one. Buy new house. Leave pet behind. There are no other "quick procedures". Moving pet out is your best solution in long run. Keeping pet off furniture, bedding & out of laundry room helps. A hepa air purifier reduces airborne pet dander as will keeping windows open. For effective hepa calculate volume of home. Hepas must move that amount of air every 10 minutes. It's a big investment. ...Read more