Hamster Dander – Allergy Resources

There is only 1 allergen associated with an allergy to hamsters, this includes their hair, dander (which is flakes of dry skin), urine and saliva.

Mes a 1 are lipocalin proteins, in other animal dander allergies this is the protein that most individuals react to. These proteins transport molecules like lipids and steroids around the body.

I have put together some more comprehensive resources at http://www.allergyresources.co.uk/Hamster.php

The allergy resources page for hamster dander covers the key allergens, which allergic syndromes are linked to this allergy and other foods which are commonly cross reactive with hamster dander.

There is also regularly updated links to useful websites specifically for hamster dander allergies and the latest research papers on the topic.

If you have multiple allergies and are interested in how they are linked or want to find out more about food allergies outside the usual top 14 then you can follow me on Facebook or Twitter, where I share a food allergy card every day of the week.

Published by Jemma D

I love to write about food allergies, asthma and eczema.

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