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A 51-year-old member asked:

Why might someone get itchy eyes when around cats?

1 doctor answer7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Common allergy: Cats are a common source of allergens which elicit allergic symptoms in many sensitive people. In fact, “This protein is contained in skin cells, urine and saliva, and triggers an allergic reaction. Dander is dead skin cells that are regularly sloughed off and replaced by new skin cells. All cats produce dander, but not all people are allergic to it.” (Excerpted from PetMD).

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Why is it that i sometimes get itchy eyes when around cats?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
Possible allergy: You may be allergic to them.
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