Goose Allergies Information

Many people believe that they are allergic to goose down and feathers when in fact they are allergic to the dust & mites found in all bedding.

The following article helps clear things up with goose allergies information.

When Goose Allergy Give You Goose Bumps

By Charlene J. Nuble

Goose bumps are prevalent when you are scared. Goose bumps also occur when you are greatly mad, sad, happy or aroused.

Whatever the cause of goose bumps, it can always be noted that they are not always good.

Such is the case when you develop goose allergy. Goose allergy is not a very common form of allergy. Medical journals and resources do not even recognize it as a modern or frequently occurring allergy.

Hence, the real definition of goose allergy varies and is often treated with utmost confusion. Goose feathers can cause allergy just like feathers, fur and danders of cats, dogs and birds cause allergy to the skin.

However, the more prevalent occurrence of goose allergy is attributed or identified to eating the meat of a duck or goose. This article will focus on that.

Cause of goose allergy

One way of surely getting or acquiring goose allergy is through eating duck meat. Duck meat can be turned into several delectable delicacies and there are a rising number of countries around the world that are somehow turning into consuming such meat.

You may or may not agree with people eating goose or duck meat. Whatever argument you are taking regarding duck meat, you still can not change the fact that ducks meats are becoming popular, be it on exotic or regular menus.

Because duck belongs to the family of chicken and turkey, there a number of people who have duck or goose allergy.

People may have goose allergy, but they will never find out about it until they happen to experience the onset or manifestation goose allergy. Of course these symptoms will surface after they have eaten duck or goose meat. Symptoms of goose allergy then start to appear.

Symptoms of goose allergy

Symptoms of goose allergy are somehow similar to symptoms of chicken allergy. It is because goose, chicken and ducks are of the same family of bird or poultry species that are raise for their meat and for their eggs.

Goose allergy attacks are characterized by asthma attacks, eczema, unusual fatigue, insomnia, depression and chronic disturbance of the gastrointestinal system.

Unusual symptoms of goose allergy may also appear like bed-wetting and infections particularly in the bladder and in the ears. Migraine coming along with other symptoms may also be expected.

Sinusitis can also observed in people with goose allergy especially during duck allergy attacks.

Be aware that the manifestations of goose allergy attacks may occur and show up hours or even about one to two days after taking in or eating duck meat.

Treatment and prevention of goose allergy

Just like other forms of allergies, antihistamines are prescribed to people exhibiting apparent indications or manifestations of goose allergy. It is important to note, however, that antihistamines should not be taken without proper prescription as it may lead to over dosage and other serious medical conditions.

Antihistamines contain substances and anti-allergic enzymes that can pose adverse and irreversible side effects to people who take inappropriate dosages.

People with goose allergy, above all things, should also eliminate duck meat in their daily diet. Goose and duck allergic people should do so immediately if the symptoms of goose allergy are already exhibiting or showing up. Doing so would certainly stop the prevalence or occurrence of such manifestations.

Charlene J. Nuble 2006.

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