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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:33 am 
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/health/healthmain.html?in_article_id=482224&in_page_id=1774
(I wish I could remember how to embed a url...)

I am glad the dr prescribed an Epi!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:22 am 
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I know that the article stated that he was allergic to the proteins in the saliva and that a person can be allergic to pretty much any protein but I kept wondering as I read the article if he wasn't reacting to some nut that may be in the petfood.

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Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:58 am 
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OMG! :shock: I never would have guessed.
Susan, your comments have got me thinking...
My son is allergic (becomes wheezy, itchy watery eyes, gets hives) if he's around dogs or if one licks him. On at least one occasion we were out walking in the woods (designated trail) and out of nowhere a dog came upon us and before we could respond, was in Ethan's face and licked him (thank goodness the dog was friendly). There are often nuts or may contain warnings in dog food... just another reason to be extra vigilant around dogs I guess.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:04 am 
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Wow, that's chilling. And funny..."It'll take more than a hamster to finish me off!" :D

My sons both react severely to dog saliva. Being around a dog brings on the typical hay fever type symptoms and riles up their asthma, but if a dog licks them that part of their bodies swells up and breaks out into angry hives. I've never considered what could happen if a dog were to bite one of them, and the saliva got into his blood stream???

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:55 pm 
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I second ethansmom's :shock:

twinmom, I'd be concerned about your boys' reaction to dogs! I also get hives sometimes if a dog licks me . . . I'm not sure whether it is something the dog ate or the dog itself seeing as I am allergic to dogs as well. I really like dogs, though, and wish I could have one!


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