Many With Dog Allergies Might Only Be Allergic to Male Dogs

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Getting a female dog or neutering your male dog may help ease your dog allergies, an expert says.

"Up to 30% of people who are allergic to dogs are actually allergic to one specific protein that's made in the prostate of a dog," Dr. Lakiea Wright, an allergist at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, told CNN.

"If you're allergic to only that specific protein in the male dog, you may be able to tolerate a female or a neutered dog," Wright said.

A blood test for the allergen was approved last May by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, CNN reported.MedicalNews
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