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Could getting scratched by a cat as a child result in my developing a cat allergy?

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Dr. Javier Chinen answered

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Allergies result of an inappropriate response to a substance. Cat allergy usually results from exposure to cat hair, regardless of whether there was a scratch or not.

Answered Dec 13, 2016



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