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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
45 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

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Cat allergy therapy: If you don't take medication, there are 2 treatment modalities remaining for you: reduce exposure to the cat, or take allergy shots. Reducing exposure ... Read More
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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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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
40 years experience Geriatrics
Drops vrs shots: See what our allergist have to say. Homeopathy is based in the principle of giving the offending antigen in very small dosis so the immune system impr ... Read More
Dr. Marc Rosenthal
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Oral tolerance: We have a fundamental built in oral tolerance which makes oral immunotherapy less likely to produce systemic reactions than allergy shots. This is wh ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Get rid of the cat or see an allergist, who can help "immunize" you to it.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Overholt
26 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Define cure: If you mean off all medications without any symptoms whatsoever, then that's unlikely. However, allergen immunotherapy is effective at significantly ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Varies: Cat allergy symptoms can include: runny nose and eyes, itchy nose, eyes and ears, skin rahes, trouble breathing and asthma symptoms.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Many: Antihistamines are "allergy pills." the new generation antihistamines such as claritin, allegra, zyrtec, xyzal, and Clarinex are all effective as tre ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: That is a great idea. Better to find out beforehand.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
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Yes if asthmatic: People with allergic asthma an a cat allergy could have a severe asthma attack with exposure. This could potentially be deadly.

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