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Dr. Marc Rosenthal
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Immunotherapy : There are two types of immunotherapy.. With allergy shots, small but increasing amounts of what you are allergic to are mixed in saline and injected ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Highly unusual: but one can never say never in medicine. The scenario I can think of is when one has severe asthma and is allergic to cat. In which case, the cat expo ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
31 years experience Allergy and Immunology
New home for kitty?: There is no way to truly "cure" cat allergy. The best way to minimize symptoms of course is to remove the cat from the home. If that is not possible ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Gaffney
24 years experience Psychiatry
A bunch of reasons: There can be many reasons for a new allergy to emerge in adulthood. Although it's usually due to increase sensitization by your immune system. Here's ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
44 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
It depends...: living with a cat or not. First, Keep the cat out of your living areas especially the bedroom. If living with a cat you need to take allergy medicatio ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: That is a great idea. Better to find out beforehand.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes if asthmatic: People with allergic asthma an a cat allergy could have a severe asthma attack with exposure. This could potentially be deadly.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergy shots: Allergy to cats can be definitively treated with immunotherapy, or allergy shots.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Get rid of the cat or see an allergist, who can help "immunize" you to it.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
OTC: Cat allergies are treated the same as other environmental allergies. Use an antihistamine such as claritin, zyrtec, or allegra. There is also zaditor ... Read More

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