Allergies to mice and rats are common, especially in laboratory settings or homes where these animals are kept as pets. Allergens from mice and rats are present in their urine, dander, and saliva, which can become airborne and lead to allergic reactions in sensitive individuals....


When should I consider testing for Mouse/Rat allergy?

Consider allergy testing if you experience symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, or itchy eyes when in close proximity to mice or rats, or after cleaning their cages.

What are common symptoms of Mouse/Rat allergy?

  • Sneezing
  • Nasal congestion
  • Itchy, red, or watery eyes
  • Skin rashes or eczema
  • Wheezing or asthma-like symptoms in severe cases

What causes Mouse/Rat allergy reactions?

Allergic reactions to mice and rats are caused by proteins in their urine, dander, and saliva that the immune system recognizes as harmful, leading to an allergic response.

How can I manage Mouse/Rat allergy symptoms?

Managing these allergies includes minimizing contact with the animals, using appropriate personal protective equipment, ensuring proper ventilation, and maintaining clean living environments for the animals.

Test(s) that measure/test for Mouse/Rat

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