Why does my cat allergy make me cough? Along with the sneezing and runny nose, I cough. Is loratadine effective for this? WHAT is the best treatment?

Simple... The cat skin,hair cells enters your body by your nasal passage.that is why sneezing and cough( body trying to expel it ), runny nose because of your immune cells reacting with the cat antigen causing swelling and inflammation and oozing of fluid. Nasonex (mometasone) nasal spray will help better. The best way is to keep the cat outside the house,after that ventilate the house well, use Nasonex (mometasone),loratadine prn.

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My son constantly sneezes and blows his nose. He has environmental allergies and cat allergy but he is only on Claritin (loratadine) 24 10 mg. He weighs 143 lbs.?

A couple of choices. You could change his antihistamine to zyrtec/cetirizine - instead of Claritin - as some people respond differently to each type. Addition of singulair (montelukast) by your physician is also worth considering. Depending on his age, inhaled nasal steroids may be of value, but are not typically used in children. Read more...
More options. A good first step is to have an allergist identify the specific allergies so avoidance measures can be taken. I presume there is no cat at home. The most effective treatment for allergic rhinitis is steroid nasal sprays. Some are approved to age 2 years old. They are safe. Singulair (montelukast) works about as well as an antihistamine. If medications are not controlling things, allergy shots are the best. Read more...

Bought 2 cats 7months ago now I have nasal allergy leaving me sneezing with runny nose but not on a daily basis and my eyes are fine, is it cat allergy?

Get tested. You can get tested for environmental allergies. You can also try eating an apple a day- since an apple contains quercetin which is a natural antihistamine. It may help alleviate your symptoms. Read more...
You should get tests. You should be tested. Chronic exposure can lead to more congestion/drainage and less itchy eyes/hay fever type symptoms. You likely also have environmental allergies. As for the comment about apples giving a natural antihistamine, I would just recommend trying an OTC cetirizine. Also, if you are allergic to birch tree pollen, there is a good chance of getting mouth itching with apples... Read more...

Treatment for runny nose, fever, sneezing and cough. Additionally, fingers&toes turns slightly blue ocassionally?

Normal care. Treat yourself as you would normally for a cold or mild flu. The slightly blue toes likely coincidental. As always if things continue or worsen, consult an md. Read more...