A 51-year-old member asked:
Why might someone get itchy eyes when around cats?
1 doctor answer • 7 doctors weighed in
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).
1.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 48-year-old member asked:
Why is it that i sometimes get itchy eyes when around cats?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Podiatry 23 years experience
Possible allergy: You may be allergic to them.
4.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 28, 2017
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