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Will my cat allergy get worse with time?
« on: 24/05/2011 18:46:44 »
I'm allergic to my cat. I take antihistamines. Is it likely the allergy will get worse/more severe with time?
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« Reply #1 on: 24/05/2011 18:46:44 »
Pam -   No, I don't think that would make it worse.  So it would be fine to carry on with antihistamines, but cat allergy can get worse if you constantly expose yourself to cat, providing your allergy is on the severe side.  So, it can get worse and worse, so itís best to minimise exposure.  But the opposite of that is that people with very mild cat allergy can actually be okay, providing they have constant but low exposure to their own cat.



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Will my cat allergy get worse with time?
« Reply #2 on: 24/05/2011 19:53:30 »
Personally I would be concerned about the need to chronically take antihistamines because of exposure to your cat.

There is a portion of people with cats as pets and cat allergies that develop asthma which would be a potential serious chronic effect of your situation.

There are hairless cats that are less allergenic than ordinary cats.  They look a little funky, but are also somewhat unique.  If you like cats, you might consider giving yours to a friend, and getting one of the hairless varieties.
 

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Will my cat allergy get worse with time?
« Reply #3 on: 25/05/2011 13:06:59 »
bathe the cat once a week...........& good luck
 

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