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jwolf6589
05-15-2014, 08:01 PM
My wife's son can't be around cats or dogs due to some skin allergic reaction. However I am not sure about bunnies and rabbits. Would anyone know? Thanks..

LPC
05-16-2014, 02:29 AM
That question cannot be answered without lots of information about the nature of the allergy and the results of the tests which established its existence. Was a RAST (radioallergosorbent test) carried out? That is the only way to be sure. So the best person to answer this question is the son's doctor or a skin specialist.

Treatment for such allergies is possible. See http://www.webmd.com/allergies/guide/dog-allergies?page=2

Best wishes to you.

jwolf6589
05-16-2014, 06:09 AM
That question cannot be answered without lots of information about the nature of the allergy and the results of the tests which established its existence. Was a RAST (radioallergosorbent test) carried out? That is the only way to be sure. So the best person to answer this question is the son's doctor or a skin specialist.

Treatment for such allergies is possible. See http://www.webmd.com/allergies/guide/dog-allergies?page=2

Best wishes to you.

Thank you so much. I know he can take drugs and is better, however he would not want to take drugs everyday and why my wife does not want a pet. However I wonder if there is a cure. I know my wife did not grow up with animals, nor much likes animals, and perhaps this may be a part of the problem, as she is already biased against them, and so may not want a cure or a solution. I however grew up with animals and love them. If we cannot get a cat/Dog, maybe we can get a Rat.

jwolf6589
05-16-2014, 06:11 AM
Thank you. I sent a reply to this post but for some reason it vanished. Anyways if we cannot get a cat/dog maybe we can get a rat. I am not sure on his exact allergy, but I do know my wife did not grow up with animals, and perhaps may be biased and so does not seek a cure for her son to be around animals. He could take pills, but he does not want to take one everyday, but I will look more into this. Thanks.

LPC
05-16-2014, 01:43 PM
At the very least, I suggest you ask your wife whether a RAST test has been carried out.

David
05-16-2014, 04:56 PM
Sorry... Jwolf6589 it was moderated... I approved your post so you should see it now... Us moderators need to stay on top of stuff.......

BuckarooAnimals012
05-16-2014, 05:11 PM
This is a little off topic, but my allergies here in CA have been kicking up because of the intense heat waves this week! I hate it because I cannot snuggle as much with my kitties :( Their fur gets everywhere too due to their typical coat shedding this time of year. In any case, just one of the few reasons I prefer colder weather: closer moments with my babies ;)