• Severe Cat Allergy

    Profile photo of fagg0tisme

    Over a year ago

    I’m so obsessed with kittens and my dad bought me one after years of begging my dad to buy me one, but I got extremely allergic.. my eyes got swollen and I was sneezing all the time. Then I had to go to the emergency in the hospital and I got two injections. After that we immediately had to return it. I went to the animal shelter today and I also got allergic, but my mom gave me two pills and I got better. Now I’m so sad because I want one soo bad after getting overloaded with cuteness after I saw the kittens and knowing I have severe allergy from them :( Please.. any permanent cure for my severe allergy?

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  • Profile photo of Dagmar

    Over a year ago

    Here are some tips with allergies. One thing about cat allergies is the reaction is caused by the cat’s dander which contains the cat’s saliva. Bathing and grooming your cat often can lower the amount of dander. Also make sure to vacuum and dust regularly so that dander doesn’t accumulate in your house. When getting a cat try to adopt one with a short coat or who won’t shed often. Breeds like rexes and sphinxes are the top of least likely to shed. Also try taking an allergy medicine regularly on top of all that to keep your allergies under control. If your allergies are extreme keep an epi pen on hand. Hope this helps.

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    Over a year ago

    Hey @fagg0tisme,

    Please visit: http://www.PETA.org/issues/Companion-Animals/living-with-allergies-to-animals.aspx for tips on dealing with allergies to animals.:)

    ~Annie from peta2.

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  • Profile photo of sentinel65

    Over a year ago

    You can get a hairless kitty. The Egyptians worshiped them, that is how cool they are.

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  • Profile photo of tofumonster

    Over a year ago

    I don’t have any allergies, so I don’t know too much about this. However I remember I had a teacher who with allergies and I think she used an epi pen instead of taking pills. It’s an injection that you do yourself, but it’s really easy because you don’t have to deal with an actual needle and putting the right dose in it. I’m not sure if this would be right for you, but maybe you should do some research about it or go to the doctor. good luck! (:

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  • Profile photo of peacelovepie

    Over a year ago

    There are some shots that you can get to suppress your allergy, but allergies are usually permanent, so it might stay lurking under the surface. You get allergic reactions because your body thinks that something is harmful to you and fights against it. Personally, I just take pills for my allergies. :-\ It’s the price to pay. Also, if you do get a cat again, probably keep it out of your room and other places you spend a lot of time. Good luck!

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