Hi, We're desperate to get a couple of kittens... Have wanted a cat for years. But both me and my 9 yo son are allergic. I can live with it, but am wondering whether we should because of ds. We have a house with no carpets, and would keep cats out of his bedroom... I'd love to hear how others with allergies have found a way to make it manageable? Any advice much appreciated... Madcows
I'm allergic too but find I can manage with regular anti-histamines and lots of hand washing. It's worth a bit of discomfort imo, my cat makes a lovely hot water bottle until the bugger decides he wants someone to accompany him downstairs at 3am
I was diagnosed with asthma 12 years ago and had an allergy test which said I am allergic to cats and dogs. So I refused to get a pet for the children until last year. I caved in and we got a short haired kitten for DS2 who is besotted with him. My asthma didn't flare up but I got very snuffly for a few weeks. It seemed to wear off then. I am careful to wash my hands after touching the cat and he isn't allowed in my bedroom. No idea why but a few weeks ago I started sneezing again with an itchy streaming nose so I'm blaming the cat. I've hoovered extra and the cat isn't moulting too much. What are these wipes I've seen mentioned?