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Randomly developing cat allergy to some breeds and not others?

Randomly developing cat allergy to some breeds and not others?

Happens: All cats produce allergens but some may produce more or less allergen that others. In general males make more allergen than females and neutered animals make less allergen, in general. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Is there any way to get rid of a cat and have immediate relief of symptoms from cat allergy?

Is there any way to get rid of a cat and have immediate relief of symptoms from cat allergy?

Need cleanup 1st: Absent the cat, the allergens/dander won't increase. But hepa filter vacuuming, air filters, carpet/rug shampoos, etc are all needed to be rid of the stimulus to allergy. ...Read more

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Can my cat allergy causes me chronic bronchitis?

Can my cat allergy causes me chronic bronchitis?

Cats and allergies: Short answer is yes. The mechanism is that dander from the cat will be inhaled . The tubes of your longs are very sensitive to irritants . If you're if bronchial tubes are constantly irritated you will have a chronic response or chronic bronchitis , or that is , may have. ...Read more

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How do you treat a cat allergy?

How do you treat a cat allergy?

Avoid, meds, shots: The most important treatment for allergies is avoidance. If the cat is staying, then nasal steroid sprays are the most effective treatment but will likely not completely eliminate symptoms. Antihistamines like Claritin may provide partial relief. Allergy injections are the only long term treatment that will change your allergic response to cat dander--but it takes patience and time. ...Read more

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Cat allergy treatment possible or get rid of it?

Cat allergy treatment possible or get rid of it?

Many treatments: First, cat avoidance would help. If that's not practical, you could treat with over-the-counter antihistamines (cetirizine or fexofenadine), prescription nasal sprays, or allergy shots. ...Read more

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How do you cure a cat allergy?

See below: Get rid of the cat or see an allergist, who can help "immunize" you to it. ...Read more