Will my cat allergy get worse with time?

22 May 2011

Question

I'm allergic to my cat. I take antihistamines. Is it likely the allergy will get worse/more severe with time?

Answer

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 it's 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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