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Can cat allergies be serious?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Any allergen can cause a range of symptoms from mild to severe and life threatening.
Cat would be included in that as well. Cats can cause mild nasal congestion to severe persistent asthma that can be life threatening. If you are having symptoms around a cat talk with you pcp or allergist. There are good treatment options available to help you.

In brief: Depends

Any allergen can cause a range of symptoms from mild to severe and life threatening.
Cat would be included in that as well. Cats can cause mild nasal congestion to severe persistent asthma that can be life threatening. If you are having symptoms around a cat talk with you pcp or allergist. There are good treatment options available to help you.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Controlling cat allergen is very difficult. When a cat is removed from a house it will take six months with normal cleaning before the cat allergen level decrease to low levels. It might be helpful for your son to keep 'mom house' clothes and 'dad house' as a way to minimize bringing cat allergen on his clothes from your house to her house.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

See an allergist for testing, as well as to determine what medications are needed to treat your cat allergies.
Allergy shots can also be extremely effective if you are allergic to cats.

In brief: Yes

See an allergist for testing, as well as to determine what medications are needed to treat your cat allergies.
Allergy shots can also be extremely effective if you are allergic to cats.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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