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Can you die from a cat allergy?

Can you die from a cat allergy?

Technically, yes: Some people are very allergic to cats. Some have "cat asthma" with surprisingly low exposure. If exposure continues and asthma does not get treated, asthma can cause death. One usually gets plenty of warning ahead of time, UNLESS one already is really in bad shape beforehand; asthma triggers combine "like water behind a dam". If not controlled (neglected or not recognized) fatal asthma can happen. ...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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How should I address my cat allergy?

How should I address my cat allergy?

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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What could i take for my cat allergy?

What could i take for my cat allergy?

Friend wanting cat: Sorry, but this is reality. Be humane to yourself. ...Read more

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Is there any way to 'cure' a cat allergy?

Is there any way to 'cure' a cat allergy?

New home for kitty?: There is no way to truly "cure" cat allergy. The best way to minimize symptoms of course is to remove the cat from the home. If that is not possible, allergy injections to cat are very effective. They may not completely "cure" the allergy, but can diminish them significantly. ...Read more

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Why would a cat allergy start in my twenties?

Why would a cat allergy start in my twenties?

Usually earlier: While it's true that allergies often start earlier it often becomes worse in young adults so perhaps you were sensitized earlier but had no symptoms. Other factors include the degree of exposure not just to cat but other allergens as well. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone to have a deadly cat allergy?

Is it possible for someone to have a deadly cat allergy?

Yes if asthmatic: People with allergic asthma an a cat allergy could have a severe asthma attack with exposure. This could potentially be deadly. ...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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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