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I am allergic to cats but somehow have one as a pet? I avoid stroking her and if I do wash my hands straight away. She had dp and our 4 dcs to pet her so she doesn't miss out. When we first got her I bought a lotion from chemist and used to put it on her once a week it worked really well. Sorry can't remember name of it but ask in your local chemist, it kills the allergens I think. If I dostroke her within minutes I'm sneezing and eyes swell unlessvivwash straight away. Hairs around the house don't bother me only if she's managed to get upstairs sneakily and sleep on my bed. But our furniture is all leather I think that helps as hairs don't stick to it. Hoover plenty and I seem fine.
I think the thing is I feel so terrible that I can't stroke her freely. She brushed up against my legs twice today and I didn't think about washing them and had to have a anti histamine as I felt as if my throat was closing up. The relief from the anti histamine was within a couple of minutes. She follows me around a lot and miaows at me, DS adores her and she tends to sit on his lap every evening now. I will ask about that spray on lotion, thanks for that.
I am also so suprised as I have had cats before. I'm even considering buying some disposable gloves so I can stroke her!