4 doctors weighed in:

Should I be around cats if I have copd?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends...

If you are allergic to cats you should avoid them since this can lead to bronchospasm and airway inflammation, causing a worsening of your symptoms.
If you don't know whether you have a cat allergy, see your doctor since testing can be done and then advice can be more accurately given!

In brief: Depends...

If you are allergic to cats you should avoid them since this can lead to bronchospasm and airway inflammation, causing a worsening of your symptoms.
If you don't know whether you have a cat allergy, see your doctor since testing can be done and then advice can be more accurately given!
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Yes

COPD does not mean allergy to cats.
If you find that being near cats you get more difficulty breathing or wheezing, sneezing, cough then you may be allergic to the cats besides having COPD or the diagnosis of COPD is wrong.

In brief: Yes

COPD does not mean allergy to cats.
If you find that being near cats you get more difficulty breathing or wheezing, sneezing, cough then you may be allergic to the cats besides having COPD or the diagnosis of COPD is wrong.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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