Cat Allergies

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Paula - March 4

Does anyone know how long it will take for me to be able to tell if my baby has an allergy to cats? Is there anything I can do to minimise the risk (aside from getting rid of them)?

 

bump - March 4

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Laura - March 5

I'm allergic and I have a cat- I love them so I deal with it without medication. I can tell when she's bugging me by the sneezes, and I move away from her ( I still can getr right close to her and have her fur in my face), or if I get her spit on my skin I get a white itchy welt (wash with soap and water to make it stop). To help reduce the allergies, brush your cat often to break down and reduce stray cat hairs and dander, keep the cat out of the baby's room (for an area for allergy relief if needed), some wash thier cats with anit -allergen shampoo, and vac_m as often as you can. It'll work out.

 

L - March 5

Apparently there's new research that says children born to cat owners have a much lower risk of having asthma or allergies. I hope this is true because we have two gorgeous cats and there's no way we could get rid of them! :-)

 

PP - March 5

Actually the research shows that children and infants in a home with more than 1 pet have a lower risk of allergies and asthma but children with 1 pet have a higher risk than those with none. Aside though I take 4 shots a week for allergies and have always had pets. I build immunities to my pet. For instance I am no longer irritated by my dog but my sisters dog gives me hives. Also infants will not begin to exhibit allergies until about 1 yr. of age. They can however exhibit asthma before then.

 

P - March 5

Thanks ladies. We have two cats and a dog so I'll keep my fingers crossed that the research will apply to us. Thanks again.

 

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