Allergy Data Base / Allergy Types / Animal Allergy

Many of the feathered animals, including the most common pets, can cause allergic reactions. These are small particles in the air mixed with other powders. This can cause allergic reactions when the air is inhaled. Horses, dogs and cattle dusts contain 10-20 kinds of substances which can cause allergies.

After direct or natural contact with animals or animal products (skin, hides, wool, etc.), if the following observations are observed, animal allergies may be suspected:

Nose: Sneezing, nose pulling, nasal inflammation (swelling of nasal membranes, difficulty in breathing nasal obstruction and breathing)
Eyes: Itching, redness, irritation, swelling (conjunctivitis)
Respiratory System: Cough, sputum respiratory distress (bronchitis), acute respiratory distress, asthma
Skin: Itching and irritation (eczema, rash, neurodermatitis)
Digestive System (Rarely): Gas, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain

Conditions that trigger animal allergies can be in the form of direct contact with animals or the inhalation of dusts containing allergens from an indirect route. In the broadest sense, animal allergies occur as a result of touching allergen containing products (clothes, flooring, mats, pillows, materials, carpets, etc.).

In principle, if you are sensitive to any furry or fluffy animal, you may have an allergic reaction. Allergic reactions may be mild pruritus, or may be severe (asthma) according to the degree of sensitization and aggressiveness of allergens. The type of animal, the frequency of contact with the animal and the closeness to the animal (such as domestic animals) will play a decisive role. Sometimes it can take months to see a serious allergy.