Allergy to horse epithelium (Equus caballus) is an allergy caused by proteins found in animal dander. Contrary to what many people believe, the hair is not the cause of the allergy, but the dead scales of the skin. Although, any animal that has hair can cause this type of allergy. These particles can remain floating in the air for some time, and they adhere very easily to textiles. When inhaled, it causes allergic symptoms. Horses are one of the furry animals that most cause allergies, behind cats and dogs. The symptoms are rhinitis, conjunctivitis, asthma or contact urticaria. As prevention it is recommended to avoid contact with horses.
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