What are allergens in goose feathers?
Allergens from goose feathers are proteins found in goose down. These proteins can cause an allergic reaction in some people who are sensitive to them.
Symptoms of an allergic reaction to goose feathers may include sneezing, runny nose, itching, rash and difficulty breathing.
How can I find out if I am allergic to goose down?
If you suspect that you are allergic to goose feathers, you can carry out an allergy test to gain insight into your values. A blood test can measure the amount of IgE antibodies in the blood that are associated with an allergic reaction to goose feathers. If the amount of antibodies is high, it indicates that you are allergic to goose down.