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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-23-2016, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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Struggling with my cat allergy

Hi everyone,

when i bought a kitten from my aunt i didn't know that i had an allergic reaction from my cat and after 9 months i'm realizing that maybe it's my cat that's causing this allergic reaction, and i was right about it
I own a Siamese cat for about 1,2 year.
after 1 month my nose suddenly got stuffed and this is been hapenning for about 1 year. I really don't want to find my cat a new home because she's a part of my family now.
These are the symptoms i get :
1.Stuffed Nose.
2.Itchy Nose
3.Sneezing, followed by
4.itchy throat after sneezing
5.Eczema on forehead. it's not extreme tho, it's just 3 or 4 dots, that's all
But having a stuffed nose for 1 year is really uncomfortable, instead of breathing through my nose, i'm breathing MOSTLY through my mouth.
At this point my mom thinks to find a new home for my cat, cause of my cat allergic.
i'm against that decision, but can't say she's wrong.
If i can't find any good medicine or tips that would help me through this allergic reaction, then it's time for a new home for my cat.
Because after all living a comfortable life is important.
What do guys think, how can i minimize my cat allergy?
I actually wanted to ask this for some time now, any tips are welcome.
I mostly get stuffed nose, everyday basically.

p.s I'm from Belgium, so sorry for my English

Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-23-2016, 02:07 PM
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Welcome Miauw.

I don't know what is available to you in Belgium, but in the US we have many over the counter allergy medications that might be able to help you. Claritin and Zyrtec are 2 brand names. I use Claritin if my allergies act up.

Some of these medications may make you sleepy. It's a once a day medication so I would take it before bed and by the time I woke up the sleepiness wore off but the medication was still effective all day.

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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-23-2016, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Doodlebug,

I looked it up and Claritin and Zyrtec are available in my country.
Thanks for mentioning those, i'm going to go to a nearby pharmacy tomorrow and have some more information regarding the Claritin and Zyrtec.
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I also
Have allergy to cats and i keep her in my bedroom
, i got myself an airpurifier and it also
Helps maybe combine that with
Your antihistamine
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-23-2016, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Batang_mcdo,

Never thought about using an air cleaner , i might consider to buy one for my bedroom.
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-23-2016, 03:25 PM
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Here's a few more tips for managing allergies and cats:

-keep her nails trimmed, and her fur brushed
-feed high quality food (ideally, an all canned grain-free diet)
-bathe the kitty once a month (or, use a damp cloth, to rub her down once a week. Make sure you rub the opposite direction of her fur growth as well, get her used to it, but most of the dander stays near the skin and the only way to wipe it off is to get down there.)
-Place towels in her favorite sleeping spots, and wash them once a week.
-Sweep and mop regularly, and vacuum using a HEPA filter vacuum. (HEPA filters will trap the dander, rather than just blowing it back into the air like a regular vacuum will do).

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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-23-2016, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Librarychick,

Thanks for the tips, i will definitely keep that in mind.
Tried several times to bathe my cat but with no luck, kinda felt bad for the cat
But didn't know there where alternative ways to bathe my cat.
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My cats always wanted to sleep in my room, on my bed, mainly on my pillow, next to my face. Not so good.

I put a screen door on my bedroom and animals are no longer allowed in there. That helped me a lot.
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There are also moist pet wipes available now. They are like baby wipes, but for pets. You can check pet stores in your country, or online. I wipe my cat down with those every day - I also have a cat allergy :}

It is the cat's saliva and skin cells that cause allergies, so you can imagine when she licks and grooms herself, she is spreading allergens all over her body! Librarychick's suggestions to wipe her down, and brush her regularly, will help you a lot.

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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-24-2016, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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Hi LakotaWolf,

Going to check nearby pet stores if those are available.
i actually didn't do anything for my cat allergy, wasn't a good idea to do nothing about it. I used only 1 medicine that didn't helped me and that's all.
So now i have some tips to help me on my way
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