How long do cat allergies last

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Avatar f tn How do y'all deal with cat allergies?!?!? I've just recently become super allergic to my best friends cat's and I wanna be able to go see her without her cats killing me!!! (or me wanting to kill myself for that matter!) It's really bad, and my eyes, ears, throat, nose and basically whole body have really become anti-cats lately :( What should I do?!?!?! Thanks for the tips and suggestions friends!
326352 tn?1310997895 Our allergist has sent the school a letter telling them to limit her exposure to cat allergens. Do you have ay suggestions on how I can do this when the exposure isn't happening at home?
351724 tn?1267540618 start to drain and it was a bit watery with blood. then afterward just blood . Anyways my question was is how long does this ETD last ? What happen was over a wk ago i went ot friends house and she was remodling her kitchen and knocking down walls,counters, bricking , ect .
Avatar f tn I agree with Savas, but would like to add the possibility of food allergies. How long has your kitty had skin problems? And, do all of your kitties have the same problems? And, last but not least, have you switched food and what is their diet?
611067 tn?1458595083 By the way, last time we had her to the vet he didn't seem to think there was anything to worry about - she's healthy.
Avatar f tn Prettykitty1 has posted about this and her cat needing to be on a raw food diet.....the one cat I have now has food allergies and I've tried giving the raw diet and he wouldn't eat it, he also won't eat any of the commercial foods that he should be on!! And most cats won't eat their food if anything foreign is added, I know mine sure wouldn't! good luck with the Pet Flora, tell me Roberta is this added to the food or given in tablet form? keep posting and let us know how kitty is doing ok!
Avatar n tn Hi, thanks for your advice. I do brush the cat very frequently although he totally hates it. I try to do my best to get rid of as much hair as possible. When I am brushing him the place changes completely; like there is hair all eyes, my nose, my hair, my mouth, and yeah....I do swallow (not intentionally) hair on a daily basis. There is even hair in the keyboard right now...ugh!
681148 tn?1437665191 It seems like Akira has seasonal allergies and dust allergies in addition to her food allergies. Because I really don't want to give her long term steroids, I decided to only give her the 1/4 tablet of Zyrtec that the vet told me to give her before. I try to wait 'til I just have to give it to her, because I know that people can build up a tolerance to antihistamines, so I figure that animals can, too.
Avatar f tn I know some folks disagree with feeding our little carnivores a balanced raw diet but have you thought of doing that? That is how I got my cat to stop having food allergies AFTER getting the IBD diagnosis and researching on my own since all the vets wanted to do was put him on steroids to control the diarrhea and the bleeding. I had to change his raw diet because of other unrelated issues but ultimately, going back to basics seems to work for many cat owners out there.
Avatar n tn I refrain from taking antihistamines. My cardiologists has prescribed Allegra but I do not like to take then . My allergies are bad, very bad. I was wondering if anyone has had any similar experience?
Avatar f tn I don't have any itchiness today which leaves me confused as to whether it's sinuses. Do you treat the rhinitis w/antibiotics? How long should I go through this before I see a doctor?
Avatar n tn So therefore it is going directly to the sinuses and does not have to take long as travel through your bloodstream as antibiotics do. I suffered for 6 months with my last infection. I have done it all, allergist (weekly shots), 4 different ENT's when nothing was working, neurologist, cat scans, etc. I finally found and ENT who suggest the Sinus nebulizer. It changed my life! I was about to give up. I, too, would cry some days from the constant pain and discomfort.
Avatar m tn He's also extremely hungry and thirsty. I've read that all of these are possible phenobarbital side effects. How long do these usually last before the dog gets used to the medication? I'm hoping that these are not signs that something else is wrong, though I am aware of the possibilities.
Avatar f tn the allergies can be inhaled, ingested or environmental. the only thing I do NOT agree with unless in an absolute last resort is the use of steroids. To start with I am glad you are changing to a wet food variety. many allergies are associated with the preservatives and grains in dry food...which some kitties are hyper sensitive too. feed canned grain free food. and the area your kitty is pulling hair from(back legs and quarters) can also indicate a litter allergy.
Avatar n tn Hello, For the last couple of month our cat started to cough our vet initially thought it is a cat's hairball and he gave us a treatment for that, but the cough didn't stop but continue stronger our vet said that he never saw this kind of cough and doesn't know what to give him..
Avatar n tn The numness sensation is start from tip of my fingers and gradually walks up to arms. Last night some how sleeping with 2 pillows helped. Allergies may cause the low blood pressure then this may elivate the heart polputation, dizziness, and the numbness. One doc said that you don't develop allergies if you didn't have when you are little.One other doc. looked at my nouse and said I have allergies. I don't know who to beleive. I am affrait to go to sleep.
172023 tn?1334675884 Believe it or not, I've not had any problem with latex allergies, despite over 30 years of constant exposure. And I'm a fairly allergic person, with asthma, many drug allergies, cat allergies...just not latex. I've seen many of my coworkers develop it, though. Most of our gloves and supplies are latex free, now.
Avatar f tn She hasn't been to the vet yet because I'm afraid that she will tell me that the only treatment is to put her on a tranquillizer and I don't want to see Sadie 'out of it' all of the time. Even though she would be less stressed how do I know how SHE would feel about being tranquillized all of the time? The only other treatment I can see the vet trying is putting one of those collars (the kind that goes around her neck) on to prevent her from reaching the spots she licks.
Avatar m tn The dr gave the option of a chemo pill 3/week, but he cannot say how effective or how long I am prolonging her life b/c its such a rare cancer and there are not any studies on the effectiveness. What do I do?
1006070 tn?1250403156 and yes, a vet checked him for fleas -- no go on that, he gave him a cortizone shot and explained how pets can get allergies just like humans can. the cortizone didnt really do much, he started licking it all off again within like a day and a half, when the vet told me it'd last a few weeks. and i do have a rather large cat apartment already for him. so, that'll def' help. thanks!!
Avatar n tn To answer your question though, no I haven't taken her to the vet for a long time. She seems like a very happy cat, and the vomiting hasn't been strange behavior until this week, because she did it before she ate. She's a huge scardy cat, so taking her to the vet is a last resort, because she hates strangers. I have some other questions as well.. regarding feeding. As i said, Luna is a house-cat, age 10. And she does tend to put on some weight if i give her food ALL the time.
Avatar f tn We have tried dieting with certain food groups to check for food allergies and his condition did not change, he is an outdoor cat and we have also tried keeping him in for a month + and yet again no change to his condition. We've tried bathing him with hypoallergenic shampoos and yet again, no result. Please if you have any idea of how or what we could use to potentially help his condition let me know. It would be much appreciated.
Avatar n tn Yes, xrays are useful tools in diagnosing a lump or tumor. However, it can't end there, they will need to do other tests such as a needle biopsy and/or a CAT scan to really tell what's going on. Luckily, you are obviously on top of your cats medical care. There are a variety of treatments available with these types of situations, just like with people. It's hard for me to speak on this specifically, since the only information I have is "tumor", not what kind, etc.
Avatar m tn The only issue is that he is throwing up a big hairball about once every week that comes out with pretty much the whole last meal he had. He is just a short haired cat and he is being brushed regularly and doesn't even shed that much hair at all. his diet consists of dry premium food in the morning and some nights, and about every second night he'll get a piece of chicken neck, cooked kangaroo mince or tuna. is throwing up hair that often normal for a cat like him ?
Avatar f tn I'm guessing 20 minutes longer than a regular MRI. Do they do a full mri once yout injected? How much pain should i expect? and for how long should i expect discomfort, I am planning to take 1-2 days off work following the test.
501205 tn?1227349042 You should definitely do a research on the cause and the effects of having an overweight cat. You'll be horrified. You're a great pet owner for trying to seek help for your kitty. Let us know if you have any questions. The day you decide to switch him to raw foods, let me know. I can help you give it a shot. You'll be thrilled with the results. :) Some kitties do well on commercial foods. You have Zodiacqueen’s Skunkie and Lonewolf’s Ice pick, Anakin, Iffy and Teabag doing well.
548980 tn?1214826012 Long shot, do you sleep on a memory foam mattress or pillow? If yes, blog allergies to tempurpedic. I have been having the same symptoms and I was told this. I stopped sleeping on my mattress last night so I don't know for sure, but like you I will try anything!!!
Avatar n tn I am indeed entertaining the idea that it was a panic attack, how long are they supposed to last? I took an antihistamine (just in case) and lied down for a while; after an hour things were getting back to normal, I was able to go on the internet, walk around, etc. But suddenly it got worse and I got a splitting headache in addition, so I ended up in e.r. :( It took 6 hours for the heart rate to drop to below 100 and the blood pressure to normal levels.
Avatar f tn and will see what we can do. Yes it is sad. We also separated other cats. We are not cat hoarders, just to be clear. We are now just going to foster a mama cat and her kittens. She had them next door and then moved them to our yard. She seemed to be an indoor cat at one time (that will be another question separate). Anyway, we let them live in the basement. The kittens are starting to get used to coming around us a little. They are not older than 7 weeks probably.