Rodent Allergy

Rodent animal allergy encompasses rats, mice, and guinea pigs. Effecting primarily veterinarians, lab techs, pet owners, and others in close proximity to rodents, the allergy has been identified as playing a significant role in causing asthmatic symptoms.

A person may be allergic to dander, saliva of a rodent, or the highly concentrated proteins present rodent urine. The spraying characteristic of elimination shared by rodents increases the possibility of human exposure to rodent urine and the prevalent proteins. Once rodent urine dries, the proteins become airborne, and if inhaled may lead to an allergic asthmatic reaction.

A desensitization strategy may help patients overcome their rodent allergy. The best strategy for treatment for Rodent Allergy is avoidance. If avoidance is not viable, possible antihistamine treatment can be helpful for an allergic reaction. But antihistamines will not help those suffering from asthma.