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Is it possible to stop a cat allergy from developing in my son?
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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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The less exposure, the better. If he is genetically predisposed to develop a cat allergy, there is enough cat dander in the environment that he probably will.
However, the more exposure he has, such as going for daycare in a home with cats, or - worse - bringing a cat into the home to live with him, the more likely he is to develop a cat allergy, and the worse the symptoms will become.

In brief: Sort of
The less exposure, the better. If he is genetically predisposed to develop a cat allergy, there is enough cat dander in the environment that he probably will.
However, the more exposure he has, such as going for daycare in a home with cats, or - worse - bringing a cat into the home to live with him, the more likely he is to develop a cat allergy, and the worse the symptoms will become.
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