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Allergy history, developed red itchy painful eyes that clump together when sleeping, nausea. Can allergy to dog dander cause this ?

I am a 48 year old female with allergies to seafood, shellfish, and certain pollens. I have never before had allergic symptoms to a dog however after adopting one last week I have been suffering with several symptoms including red itchy painful eyes that clump together when sleeping, a sore throat , tightness in my chest , and constant nausea that is making it almost impossible for me to eat. Is it possible to have not known that I am allergic to dog dander? Or could it be the specific breed of dog that is the issue (she is a lab). Thanks.
Asked On : Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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you do seem to have allergy due to dog dander . allergy is usually not related to breed of dog.. you must be allergic to all dogs dander. i think it is best for you to avoid contacts with dog. if you cannot then i suggest you go to and immunologist and get your self tested for animal dander allergy, tat way you will be sure your allergic to dog dander and also you can start treatment for it. you will have to take immunotherapy which will surly reduce your symptom .but its a long treatment (4yr) and expensive also. i suggest you avoid dog keeping dog it is more practical.
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Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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