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Cat allergy: what are its symptoms and How do I treat it?

Cat allergy: what are its symptoms and How do I treat it?

Do you know what is cat allergy and its symptoms? How do you fight this sensitivity and avoid its causes?

Cat allergy: What are its symptoms and How do I treat it?

Cat allergy, have you heard of it before? You may be experiencing it personally, or you know who suffers from it, to learn more about the topic, read the following article

What is cat allergy?

Raising cats at home may raise some questions, the most important of which are: Will this cat cause you an allergy?

Cat allergy is one of the most common types of animal allergies, but contrary to what you would expect, this allergy is not caused by the fur or hair of cats, but by proteins in their saliva, urine, or dead skin cells.

People who suffer from cat allergy have very sensitive immune systems, where the immune system mistakes between harmless things, such as dead skin cells flying from cats or bacteria or viruses that attack the body, thus showing the symptoms of cat allergy to the patient.

On the other hand, even if you do not have a cat allergy, cats that live outside the home may cause you to aggravate any allergies you have, as a result of bee pollen, dirt, or other allergens that they bring through their fur.

What are the symptoms of cat allergy?

Among the most prominent symptoms associated with a healthy cat allergy are the following:

👉Sneezing and coughing.

👉Urticaria or a rash that appears on the face and chest.

👉Itching and redness of the eyes.

👉Redness of the skin, especially the areas that were in direct contact with the cats.

👉Runny, congestion and itchy nose.

It should be noted that cat allergy may appear within minutes or take a few hours, and unfortunately, there is still no way to help prevent this allergy.

How do I treat cat allergy?

In the event that the previous symptoms appear, you should go to the doctor, who will ask you to undergo a dedicated skin examination to detect your allergy, in this case the doctor may prescribe some medicines to help you treat the symptoms of the disease.

But of course, there are some simple measures that will contribute to reducing the risk of developing cat allergies, and they include:

👉Do not make any contact with the cats even for a few moments.

👉Beware of your friends who have cats in the house, because although there are no cats among you, dead skin cells flying from them may be stuck in their clothes.

👉If you have a cat in the house, we recommend that you get rid of it so that the symptoms of allergic reactions to cats that you suffer from do not worsen.

👉If you are unable to get rid of this cat, you must determine its whereabouts in the house and make sure that it does not enter the bedroom.

👉Regularly clean the home and remove carpets where dead cat skin cells may be trapped.

👉Make sure to clean the cat frequently.

These measures may help you control the sensitivity of cats that suffer from them, but they are not sufficient, and the best procedure may be to get rid of these cats that live with you in the house, although it is difficult, but your health is more important.

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