allergies, dogs, and tattoos
March 20, 2008 8:10 PM Subscribe
A two part question about allergies, dogs, and tattoos.
posted by gally99 to health & fitness (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
First is it possible to be allergic to a specific breed of dog?
I am allergic to cats, and get itchy eyes and hands, and asthma type symptoms if I handle them, but I'm getting similar symptoms with dogs now.
I work at a kennel so I am around 100+ dogs all day. I only feel allergic about once a week, but it's the same symptoms as with cats, except I also get hives a little. Can it be a specific breed that's doing it?
Second part: I've gotten small itchy bumps on my forearm three times, always when I'm having the itchy eyes and asthma thing. They go away a few hours after they appear.
The tattoo part is this- my right arm is completely tattooed with no bare skin above the wrist. My left arm has big chunks of ink, but also big chunks of bare skin. Is it just coincidence that I'm only getting hives on the bare skin or is there more to it?