I have seen a lot lately about cat allergies, and this so concerning for pet lovers, especially when the symptoms of an allergic reaction to cats can range from mild to severe, including swollen, red, itchy and watery eyes, nasal congestion, itchy nose, ear pain similar to pain caused by a ear infection, sneezing, chronic sore throat or itchy throat, coughing, wheezing, asthma, hay fever, hives or rash on the face or chest, or even itchy skin. If a cat has scratched, licked, or bitten someone who is allergic to cats, redness and sometimes even swelling of the affected area will occur.
For those severely allergic, a reaction my resemble that of someone with a severe food allergy, such reactions require emergency medical care.
What causes this? It is a protein that is found in pet hair, shed skin cells, dander, saliva, and urine. In some cases, it may be something else that your pet carries that is causing the problem. You could be reacting to allergens that pets carry inside on their coats, namely grass, pollen and mold spores.
Solutions: In some cases, allergy sufferers manage their symptoms with over-the-counter medications like Benadryl, and nasal spray, other solutions can be saltwater rinses Neti pot. Mix 1/8 teaspoon salt into distilled water. Air conditioners and humidifiers, Acupuncture, Advanced Indoor Air Quality sensors, immunotherapy this also helps cancer patients, can take some time.
Some Homeopathic Remedies which have worked is Vitamin C or local honey, probiotics, Butterbur, Bromelain, Spirulina, Stinging Nettle, Quercetin.
Of course, cleaning, to combat pet allergens at home is to have pet friendly products like carpet cleaners etc and clean, this will get rid of the unwanted fur etc which can cause the allergies, like me if you have several cats then best to get the added insurance on some appliances so you are not out of pocket. I wash my cats three times a year their fur comes up lovely and as much as they hate it, they are a lot happier afterwards this helps condition and get rid of lose fur, amounts of Fel d 1 and dander etc conditioning their coat, allergy suffers are more likely to be allergic to cats rather than dogs.
If you have tried antihistamines and home remedies and no real relief, there has been research to treat the cat instead of the human. You could feed your cat high quality diet with plenty of omega 3 fatty acids will also keep their coat healthy and minimize dander.https://getcatcrazy.shop/products/elderberry-nettle-extract-for-dogs-and-cats-125ml