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cat allergies...not of me thank goodness...

post #1 of 12
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ok i have been asked to put this on here by a freind of mine who has a problem. she adores cats but is highly allergic to them. she has noticed that she has no problem with being around cats when she's outside, but upon coming indoors gets itchy eyes and sometimes shortness of breath. and also if she gets scratched by one the scratch will itch and swell. so does anyone know if there is any way to delute these symtoms? will alergy shots help? or any certain allergy medicine that will help so she can be around one of her favorite animals without reacting? any suggestions will be appriciated. thanks!
post #2 of 12
You may want to PM Abbysmom. I know she's been dealing with allergies.
post #3 of 12
she should see an allergiest
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
oh, i know this sounds REALLY stupid, but what is PM and how do i do it?

oh and yeah, she's been to an allergist, but he didnt really say much about her cat allergy. or anything that could help it.
post #5 of 12
you click on that persons name( the bluepart) and selct private message
post #6 of 12
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she should see an allergiest
I'm allergic to my rats. I developed the allergy after having rats for about 9 years. I just keep their cage very clean and any time I hold them I change my clothers and scrub any area they touched. Im not getting any more rats after these ones are gone for this reason. The ones that are here are here till they die from old age. But after that no more.
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you click on that persons name( the bluepart) and selct private message
im sooo sorry im so stupid i MUST be staring right at it but i dont see it. i clicked on her name on the members list...
post #8 of 12
It sounds like she needs to see another allergist. There are many medications to help deal with allergies. If she does not currently have a cat, the best thing would for her to get allergy shots, and once she was done with the first series, then adopt the cat. I take a few different medications to deal with my allergy, and I just started allergy shots a few months ago. Abby is not allowed in our bedroom, and I also wash my hands after petting her.

You have to be 18 years of age or older in order to access the PM system.
post #9 of 12
If you would like more info you can email me at Abbysmom @ thecatsite.com
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
ok thanks i think i will.
post #11 of 12
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im sooo sorry im so stupid i MUST be staring right at it but i dont see it. i clicked on her name on the members list...
Sorry about the PM business. I didn't check your profile before.
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
haha its ok!
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