Guinea Pig

Guinea pig allergies are caused by proteins found in the animal's dander, saliva, and urine. People with this allergy might experience symptoms when they come into contact with guinea pigs or their living environments. Symptoms can be immediate or develop over time with repeated exposure....

Guinea Pig

When should I consider testing for Guinea pig allergy?

If you have respiratory symptoms or skin reactions after handling guinea pigs or being near their habitat, it may be prudent to get tested for a guinea pig allergy.

What are common symptoms of Guinea pig allergy?

  • Sneezing
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Coughing or wheezing
  • Skin rash or hives

What causes Guinea pig allergy reactions?

Allergies to guinea pigs arise from an immune response to proteins in the animal’s dander, saliva, and urine, which are common allergens.

How can I manage Guinea pig allergy symptoms?

Minimize symptoms by avoiding contact with guinea pigs, cleaning their habitat frequently, using air purifiers, and washing hands after any necessary contact.

Test(s) that measure/test for Guinea Pig

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