How to Reduce Guinea Pig Allergy

How to Reduce Guinea Pig Allergy

  • Schedule an appointment with an allergist.,
  • Take antihistamines.,
  • Consider taking decongestants.,
  • Use corticosteroid nasal sprays.,
  • Use high-efficiency air filters and purifiers.,
  • Confine your guinea pig in one part of your home.,
  • Protect yourself from the most common sources of allergens.,
  • Wear protective equipment when handling your guinea pig.,
  • Wash your hands after any allergen contact.,
  • Ask someone who's not allergic to handle guinea pig duties.,
  • Consider finding a new home for your pet.,
  • Rule out hay/straw allergies.,
  • Check if wood shavings are the problem.,
  • Try out other guinea pig foods.


If you suspect you may have an allergy to guinea pigs (or any other potential allergen), the first thing you should do is visit an allergist. An allergist can help you determine whether or not your guinea pig is the problem and advise you on how to limit/avoid exposure and treat your symptoms.Allergists treat both allergies and asthma (especially asthma induced by an allergic reaction).
Your allergist will most likely conduct a round of tests, which may include skin exposure tests, to confirm that guinea pigs are the source of your allergies.
See an allergist right away if you experience prolonged allergy symptoms, coughing/wheezing, shortness of breath, or any other quality of life issues associated with a suspected allergy.
In rare cases, extreme allergies may cause anaphylaxis, a potentially fatal reaction. If you experience vomiting, diarrhea, a sudden drop in blood pressure, difficulty breathing, a swollen tongue or throat, loss of consciousness, or severe hives or skin redness, go to an emergency ro...

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