Conditions + Treatments

Animal Allergy in Children

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Overview

Allergies are caused when the immune system reacts to a specific foreign substance (allergen). In children who are allergic to animals, their bodies are reacting to animal proteins found in dander, saliva and urine.

  • 15 percent of people are allergic to animals
  • Most common in children but can develop later in life, or recur at any time.
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