"I had to work hard, but it was more than worth it. I no longer need the shots, and in a much shorter period than was originally predicted. I still have my sprays, antihistamines and my other medications that keep things in check. I haven’t had an attack brought on by my the cat since I started this routine, and now, with keeping the place clean, changing the sheets twice a week, and grooming the cat, the allergens have been reduced by almost 80 percent!"
Best Allergy Medicine For Cat Allergy?
Medications that can help
Discuss with your doctor what type of antihistamine, intranasal steroid spray, or immunotherapy (allergy shots) would be appropriate for you.
Natural Medicine for Dog and Cat Seasonal Skin Allergies
(1) Keep your cat out of your bedroom.
(2) Try to avoid hugging and kissing your cat – not easy I know, but can be very helpful.
(3) Vacuum carpets often or, better yet, replace your carpet with tile, linoleum, or hardwood floors.
(4) Cover upholstered furniture with couch covers or towels and sheets that can be washed regularly.
(5) Avoid cloth curtains and blinds.
(6) Vacuum and mop frequently and thoroughly. Use a double or micro-filter vacuum cleaner bag to decrease the amount of cat allergen present in carpeting that leaks back into the room air.
(7) Frequently wash anything that is washable such as pillow covers, couch covers, curtains, pet beds, etc.
(8) Use a HEPA air purifier/filter which is very helpful in trapping undesirable dander particles from the air.
(9) If you are allergic to cats and think that all of your cat allergy symptoms are caused by your cat, be aware that you may very well be allergic to other things. Your treatment for cat allergy includes concentrating on treating all the causes of your allergies, not just your allergy to cats.
(10) Over-the-counter allergy medications such as antihistamines can be useful for acute flare-ups of your cat allergy symptoms. Of course, check with your doctor.
(11) An effective long-term treatment is immunotherapy (allergy shots for cat allergies). Be sure and find an allergist who is sympathetic to your desire to continue to live with your cat. Cat allergy shots can be very helpful, but you will do even better if you also follow the environmental changes we describe in this article.
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