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Pet allergies and crohn's?

Hey all, trying to pick the minds out there.

Does anyone know if mild sensitivities to pets aggravate crohn's? We recently got a guinea pig for my daughter, and I believe I am starting to show mild reactions to either the pet or the hay used to feed her. I don't want to get rid of the pet if I don't have to. Thoughts anyone?

Thanks in advance.


I've never heard of a connection but it doesn't seem implausible that if you have an allergic reaction that stimulates your immune system that it could be aggravating your condition.


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Any type of stress on the body can cause Crohn's to flare up. I wouldn't necessarily say that allergies are causing flare symptoms, just that the stress of your body reacting to allergens is... if that makes sense.
someone alive here?? I need a suggestion for this topic! my sister now has a similar situation with a hamster and her daughter. I'm sure your family should see both a family doctor and a veterinarian. I'm sure the problem isn't with your Guinea pig. When I wanted to choose my daughter a pet, I flipped through animal blogs like this one https://petsoid.com/what-is-the-average-cat-weight/. I hope you made the right decision and kept the poor Guinea pig. I wish your family good luck!
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