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Posted by: Siggi Stein | 08/09/2020

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Allergy specialist needed

is there a allergy specialist near Johannesburg. Its a kind of animal haar allergy

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Posted 13/09/2020

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Pets release dander from their skin which causes allergies, their saliva also carries the allergen. The hair isn't usually the cause of the allergy but rather the hair coated in dander or saliva. Each pet releases a different allergen in their dander, so you need to be tested for these such as cat, dog, hamster or horse allergy. This allergy testing can be arranged via a virtual online consultation (www.allergyclinic.co.za).  
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