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How to get over a cat allergy

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You love your little ball of fur, but you sneeze everytime she comes around!  This does not mean that you have to get rid of your pet - there are other options.

Antihistamines, do not offer permanent relief of the symptoms, but help to temporarily relieve you of unpleasant symptoms of an allergy, like sneezing, runny nose and/or hives.

Immunotherapy

When treatments with antihistamines do not provide sufficient relief from the symptoms, a doctor might suggest immunotherapy. The doctor may expose the patient with cat dander in order to help the patient get over the allergy.

Tips for Preventing Cat allergies

There are several things that you can do to lessen the symptoms of your cat allergy, combined with possible an antihistamine treatment, you can reduce the symptoms to a point where you can lead a healthy life again:

·         Keep the Cat Out of the Bedroom

Do not let your cat or other animal that you are allergic to, enter your bedroom. The animal may leave traces in your room, making it hard for you to sleep.

·         Improving Ventilation in the House

The more you ventilate your house, the less chance dust and dander particles will have to settle and cause allergy symptoms.

·         Vacuuming

Vacuuming your home every day will help get rid of dander and hair particles.

Contact your doctor if you suspect that you might be suffering from a cat allergy and you're experiencing a cat allergy symptom. There is a lot that can be done, and it does not always necessarily mean that you will have to get rid of your pet. Cat allergy medicine can help you live in good health again.