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Anyone allergic to cats? Other than getting rid of the pet, what have you done?

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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote May 26, 2012
    • I’m allergic to a lot of things so I take meds for my allergies. But, my husband is saying he’s allergic to our cat. I can see he’s allergic to something because he coughs constantly. But, he’s been coughing since we’ve been married and we didn’t always have the cat. I just don’t know what to do. I’m pretty attached to this cat




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      Kmarie wrote May 26, 2012
    • I am highly sensitive to cat dander. It is more the skin cells from cats than the fur. It is always in the air outside so I always react to it whither I am near a cat or not. As I age it becomes more of a problem too which the doctor told me to expect




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      Marya1961 wrote May 26, 2012
    • If your hub has been this way for a long time, it is probably seasonal allergies.  My hub coughs all the time too, the mucous just drains into his throat and then he coughs it out.  He takes allergy medicine which is probably what your hub needs.  I would not take my pet away unless there is valid proof that he has a problem, and then again, he can take meds which some men have a problem with, but oh well!

      I had cats for a long time even though I was allergic to the dander also, but they meant more to me than anything, so I took meds until they passed away.  Sure hope you don’t have to part with your kitty, Cynthia!heartbreak




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      Tuliplady wrote May 26, 2012
    • I’d give hubby a couple weeks worth of allergy meds.  Sounds like sinus drainage to me.  He’s probably allergic to a lot more than cats if he’s always been coughing.

      Make sure you use unscented litter in the litter box if Kitty is not trained to do his business outdoors.

      I have severe allergies and many of them to animal dander, but I’m far more allergic to that scented kitty litter than to any pet dander.




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      Beverly321 wrote Jul 16, 2012
    • What I have done in the past with my cat(s) is put towels on the furniture the cat sits on most.  I also had a towel on my lap when I held the cat.  Then just put the towel in the washer after it gets hairy with some soap and bleach.  Also keep your home clean with lots of vacuuming.  And one more thing, after petting the cat I always went straight to the sink and washed my hands.  That way when I would unconsciously touched my face later I didn’t start itching or sneezing.  I’m allergic to cats and by doing these fews things I didn’t have as much of a problem with them.




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      Sueptx wrote Jul 18, 2012
    • Allergy symptoms are from the immune system being overactive. Too many T-Helper II cells. Then things in the environment trigger a histamine reaction which causes the annoying runny nose, cough, itchy eyes, etc.  

      I have been a health coach for about 20 years so have worked with loads of people with allergies. About 6 years ago I became aware of how many toxic chemicals are in the average home. The EPA says 62 on average. I believe that this is the main culprit in most peoples allergies and asthma. The chemicals put a load on the immune system and it starts to malfunction. Some have immune system failure which results in cancer. I have been helping people detox there homes ever since and have seen tons of allergies, asthma and other auto-immune disorders go away. If any of you would like help making your home chemical free please feel free to send me an email at [Link Removed]

      All the Best,

      Sue Prue, RN, NHE

      PS I love cats (and dogs too)!


      Sueptx, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.




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