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If my boyfriend is allergic to my cat and it's making his eczema really itch, what can we do?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Three options: With allergic diseases there are generally three options: avoidance, medications and allergy vaccine therapy. Avoidance for cats is difficult but one could try a hepa filter system. One should make sure medical therapy is optimized if avoidance is not possible and if not helpful allergy vaccine therapy could be considered.
Dr. Nora Kachaturoff
Dermatology 42 years experience
Treat the eczema: Use otc antihistamines (loratadine in the morning, cetirazine in the evening) and a topical steroid as prescribed by your physician...Or...Get rid of kitty.

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