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Have a Moluccan Cockatoo, wonder if he is causing my eye and

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Have a Moluccan Cockatoo, wonder if he is causing my eye and nose problem. Eyes are red, inside and out. Cockatoo is very affectionate and he gets a kiss all the time in his feathers. When I clean his cage I notice a lot of very small almost can't see them feathers, they are so small. Wonder if they get up my nose and block the gland from my eyes to my nose. Doctors are not familiar with this problem of feathers and dander so they are of little help. Hope you have some answers.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

This is Dr. David

you are probably allergic to bird dander and fathers in your nose.

you should see an allergy doctor and get testing to see if you are allergic

and see if allergy medications like allegra or zyrtec or claritin and benadryl can help

also steroid eye drops and steroid nasal sprays could help decrease the allergy histamine reaction you are having.

small feathers and dander do get up the nose and can cause allergic reactions like red eyes, itchy eyes, itchy runny nose, sneezing, cough, and other symptoms.

do you have a doctor you can see who can do some allergy testing for you?

have you tried any over the counter allergy medications? All I mentioned above you can get over the counter.

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