We're both allergic to cats. My current allergist knew better than to suggest I get rid of them, so I get allergy shots. If you can keep the cat out of your bedroom, it can help you to have a place to sleep where your body can get a break from the dander. Using an air filter can help too. If you have a lot of carpeting in your house, you might want to consider getting rid of it and installing smooth flooring - carpet is really
bad about holding onto allergens. Wash your bedding frequently, and you might want to try using allergy mattress and pillow covers too - the object is to reduce your exposure to any additional allergens (such as dust mites), because the more allergens you're exposed to at a time, the more likely you are to have an attack.
If your cat will let you bathe him, you can rinse him thoroughly once every couple of weeks in warm water to cut down on the dander (my allergist said it's not necessary to shampoo unless you want to - rinsing will do the same thing).
Originally Posted by babyharley
I was just wondering if maybe Febreeze or anyone out there made anything for people with pet allergies
I found this stuff
at the site I order my pet supplies from - I haven't tried it because it's so expensive, but perhaps it might help? I've tried the Febreze allergen reducer spray (it comes in a blue bottle with a yellow label) on our living room rug, but honestly I can't tell if it helps or not, because I've always got at least one cat's worth of hair on my clothes anyway.