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Fur allergen dog dander

Dog Dander

Dog dander is small flakes of skin that dogs can shed from their fur and can cause allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to the proteins found in the dander, such as Can f 1 and Can f 2.

About the dog dander allergen

Allergen dog dander refers to the small flakes of skin that dogs can shed from their fur. These particles can be a common cause of allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to them. When a person with an allergy comes into contact with dog dander, their immune system can react by producing antibodies and histamines, which can cause symptoms such as sneezing, itching, watery eyes and difficulty breathing. It is important to note that dog dander in itself is not dangerous or harmful, but it can cause discomfort to people with dog allergies.

The allergen in dog dander is a protein. There are several different proteins that can cause allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to dogs. The most common allergen proteins in dog dander are Can f 1 and Can f 2. Can f 1 is a glycoprotein found in the dog's saliva, urine and glands that secrete sebum, while Can f 2 is a protein found in the dog's skin cells. When the dog moves, dog dander can fly around in the air and cause allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to these proteins.

How can I find out if I am allergic to dog dander?

IgE antibodies are a type of antibody produced by the immune system in response to exposure to an allergen, such as dog dander. If you are allergic to dog dander, the immune system will produce IgE antibodies against the allergen.

To find out if you are allergic to dog dander, an allergy test can be performed. A common type of allergy test is a blood test that measures the levels of IgE antibodies anti-dog dander in your blood. If the levels of IgE antibodies are high, it may indicate that you are allergic to dog dander.

However, it is important to note that a positive IgE test does not always mean that you will experience symptoms of an allergic reaction when you are around dogs or dog dander. Other factors, such as your health, your level of exposure and your individual sensitivities, can affect if and when an allergic reaction occurs. Therefore, it is important to discuss your symptoms and allergy test results with a doctor to get a more comprehensive assessment of your allergic health.

Tests containing the allergen Dog Dander

Allergy tests

Allergy tests


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Allergy test dog dander

Allergy test dog

  • Allergy test for dog dander.
  • Measuring levels of IgE antibodies to dog dander.
  • The test identifies whether you are allergic to dog dander.

295 kr


Allergy test Plus
Comprehensive allergy testing

Allergy test Plus

  • Measures IgE antibodies against several allergens.
  • Allergy analysis for fur animals, foodstuffs and pollen.
  • May indicate an allergic reaction to fur animals.
  • Recommended if you suspect multiple allergies.

3 295 kr

Allergy test fur animals
  • Measures IgE antibodies against fur animals.
  • Four analyzes are included for cat, dog, horse and cow.
  • Gives you insight into your values of IgE antibodies measured in an animal panel.
  • May indicate an allergic reaction to fur animals.

995 kr