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Do feathers cause allergies?

Lawrence T. Chiaramonte, MD
Allergy & Immunology
Feathers are often overlooked as a source of allergy. Of course they are on birds but can be present in the home and other environments even when there are no birds -- in pillows, for example, and sometimes on costumes.

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