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How do we treat cat allergies?

Sat, 21st May 2011

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Kimberly Willingham-Lea, via facebook asked:

Is there an approved method of treating cat allergies that doesn't involve pseudoefedrin or weekly shots, please?


Pam -   Well, you can be de-sensitised to cats, but it doesnít work very well. We do sometimes see this for vets or people where itís very important to absolutely get it under control, but the standard treatment which is the first line and usually works very well is a nasal spray, eye drops, and non-sedative antihistamine.  So there's a very good treatment that will work.


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