The last report shows that number of the people in the USA who are suffering from the cat allergy is around of the six and ten million. Still, people are little confused about symptoms of the allergy, especially when it is about allergy on cats. The majority of the people are thinking that cat allergy is caused with the allergens from the cat dander. But, the most of the allergens are come mainly from seat and saliva.
These allergens contain a carbohydrate structure which is also known as Fel d 1. This is the main allergen which causes allergy on cat. Fel d 1 is much smaller than mold or pollen, still, no matter of the size of it, Fel d 1 is also allergen. Fel d 1, mold and pollen are actually microscopic and they are floating very easily in the air. After that cat lick itself, Fel d 1 is grooming and it is deposited on its fur.
After this happen the dried specks of saliva may float off and come around of your home. Still, the protein may be everywhere in your home. It could be on your furniture, windows, walls, beds, pillows and other. But, thing that is very interesting is that this allergen may remain for years in your home, no matter that you don’t have cat anymore in your house. Totally cleaning is must if you want to protect yourself from cat allergy.
Symptoms of Allergy
There are various places of your body that may react on the allergy symptoms. Usually, that places are throat, ears, nose, lungs, eyes, or your skin. After exposing to the cause of the allergy, the first symptoms are occurring between fifteen and forty minutes. Still, it needs days when it is about cat allergy for starting with symptoms.
The most often symptoms when it is about cat allergy are:
Wet, red colored, itchy and swollen eyes
Areas of the skin covered with the red color
Runny nose and post nasal drip
Wheezing and coughing
Stuffed up ears
Nasal congestion and others
Controlling of Cat Allergy
The best solution is avoiding of the symptoms which cause allergy at you. Still, considering that you can not live in isolation and in vacuum, people are simply exposed to the symptoms of the allergy, especially when it is about cats or pats. People who love pets, especially cats, simply can not peace with the fact that they should to leave them. Still, here are some recommendations that you may follow for keeping control of your cat allergy:
Try to use allergy reliefs and other product fro reducing reacting symptoms of in your home.
Daily and constant ventilation of your hose by using air condition, but it is much better with opening your windows even and during rainy days will help you a lot.
Using of HEPA filter will help you to protect yourself from cat allergen, but also and form other allergens.