• Has anyone developed an allergy to pet hair since chemo treatments.

    Asked by Beaner54 on Thursday, January 17, 2013

    Has anyone developed an allergy to pet hair since chemo treatments.

    6 Answers from the Community

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    • Tracy's Avatar

      I do have a couple of friends who developed allergy reactions after chemo that they did not have before. Two of them had the allergies back off after a while (slowly got easier). If you think about it, it is not surprising. Your body has been attacked by a toxin so anything that your system encounters that could be a threat is attacked. I developed an allergy to crab while going through menopause but I am now able to eat it again. I hope this helps, Tracy

      almost 5 years ago
    • Harry's Avatar

      Well, I sure hope not. The Thunder Brothers will not be pleased. :-) (See my avatar for the Thunder Brothers.)

      Others have reported stray intolerances/allergies after chemo. I believe it will get less over time.

      almost 5 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I had allergies before I started my first fight, if not for the allergies I wouldn't have known I had cancer until too late. Went to the Dr. to get something for my nasal drip, coughing, running nose. Doc says,"how long you had that lump in your neck"? All of a sudden allergies weren't much worry. Oddly, after treatment, my allergies weren't as bad this time as before. Now after about 4 years, I am having to take allergy meds again.

      almost 5 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      come to think about it, I had issues when visiting friends with cats a few weeks back. this has never happened before, in fact I have been owned by several cats in the past. one thing I have noticed is several of my known allergies have gotten worse

      almost 5 years ago
    • mjs24's Avatar

      It's funny, I became very allergic to my mother inlaws cat. I was lightly affected before chemo but after a few treatments I found myself very affected. It did not continue and I went back to "normal" a few months after completing my treatments. I was never bothered by my dog. Thank goodness! He is my buddy. Good luck with any allergies you are having!

      almost 5 years ago
    • gwendolyn's Avatar

      Thank goodness, no. I hope this isn't permanent for you.

      almost 5 years ago

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