Animal Allergies
Animal allergy is an immune reaction to an allergen found in the saliva, dead skin flakes or urine of an animal. The allergen gets carried through the air on very small, invisible particles. It then lands on the lining of the eyes (conjunctiva) and nose. It may also be inhaled directly into the lungs, which causes allergic symptoms.

Please consult your allergist for a concise diagnosis.

Please see Allergies to Animals for more information on this topic. Or if you have any questions, e-mail the AAAAI executive office at

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