What is an animal allergen?
Allergens found in animals are a common cause of allergic reactions in children. They are caused by the protein found in an animal's:
Household pets, such as cats and dogs, are the most common sources of animal allergens.
Online Source: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunologyhttp://www.aaaai.org/patients/publicedmat/tips/indoorallergens.stm
Online Source: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of Americahttp://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=9&sub=18&cont=236
Online Editor: Sims, Jane
Online Medical Reviewer: MMI board-certified, academically-affiliated clinician
Online Medical Reviewer: Pierce-Smith, Daphne, RN, MSN, CCRC
Date Last Reviewed: 8/25/2014
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