Direct or indirect contact with bird allergens may cause sensitisation. Bird allergens may be major components of house dust. Feathers are one of the epidermal growths that form the distinctive outer covering, or plumage, on birds. They are the outstanding characteristic that distinguishes the Class Aves from all other living groups. Other Theropoda also had feathers (see Feathered dinosaurs). The Canary is one of the most common domestic birds, and are popular house pets in the United States. Inhalable feather dust contains several allergenic components which cross-react with serum allergens/antigens of the same as well as of other bird species, including Parakeet, Parrot, Pigeon, Canary, and Hen. Traditional allergy tests utilize the Skin Prick method (also known as a Puncture or Scratch test) to determine whether an allergic reaction will occur by inserting possible triggers into your skin using a needle prick. If you are allergic to the substance, you are forced to suffer through your body's reaction to the allergen. Pigeon Feathers produce keratin particles in the blood. These particles act as irritants and cause various allergies. Inhaling pigeon faeces and feather dust leads to many problems such as sneezing, coughing, nasal irritation, and more. It can also result in more serious consequences such as allergic rhinitis, commonly known as hay fever. The Individual Animal Pigeon Feathers test is performed to detect these allergens in the individual
No special preparation is needed for Allergy Pigeon Feathers. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Pigeon Feathers. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|UNISEX||All age groups||Increased IgE (>100kU/l) is seen if the person is allergic to the specific substance|