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Can a child's asthma be triggered by a pet allergy?
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Dr. Alan Goldsobel
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Frequently, pet allergy may be a significant trigger in children with asthma.
The pet allergy may not always cause immediate, severe symptoms, but may contribute to chronic asthmatic inflammation. Parents often seem to not want to acknowledge this. But not all children with asthma are allergic to pets. Specific testing can be done by your pediatrician, or by an allergist.

In brief: Depends
Frequently, pet allergy may be a significant trigger in children with asthma.
The pet allergy may not always cause immediate, severe symptoms, but may contribute to chronic asthmatic inflammation. Parents often seem to not want to acknowledge this. But not all children with asthma are allergic to pets. Specific testing can be done by your pediatrician, or by an allergist.
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Cats are most often implicated.
Dr. Lee Perry
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Absolutely
Asthma can certainly be triggered by pet allergy--if your child has asthma, i would recommend allergy testing by a board certified allergist to determine whether or not pets might be a trigger.

In brief: Absolutely
Asthma can certainly be triggered by pet allergy--if your child has asthma, i would recommend allergy testing by a board certified allergist to determine whether or not pets might be a trigger.
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry
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