Allergies are as mysterious as they are frustrating. Our immune systems decide they don’t like something and wage all-out war against the invader, wreaking more havoc on our bodies than the otherwise harmless substances they’re attacking.
Allergic reactions to cats can be as mild as
sneezing and itching when you touch the cat and
then touch your own skin without washing your
hands in between. My husband, Mark, falls into
this category and exhibited mild reactions to our
cats before we got engaged.
Reactions can also be dangerously severe,
resulting in an asthmatic attack or anaphylactic
shock just when you enter a room that has or had
cats in it. (If you have severe allergies, talk to your
doctor before even considering living with a cat.)
Whether your or your loved one’s allergies are
mild or severe, try these 10 tips to minimize the
allergens in your home.
We bring you the allergic person’s
guide to living with cats.
BY SUSAN LOGAN-McCRACKEN