By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC
Your family finally got that cute kitten they’ve talked about for so long. You’ve all fallen in love with this new family member, but your child has suddenly come down with a cold that doesn’t seem to want to quit. They’ve been inseparable since you brought the feline home, but the “cold” isn’t budging. She could be allergic to the cat. You can make an appointment with your allergist and put your daughter through a series of not-so-fun (and sometimes painful) tests and then allergy shots, or you can order our at home allergy test and with the test results we will provide you with a natural protocol to help support a healthier immune response. You can also chose to do a 1 hour phone consult with our head practitioner that can give you ideas on how to make things easier by reducing the “cold” like symptoms.
If your family member is allergic, there are things you can do to help if you plan to keep the animal in your home. In reality, it’s not the cat’s fur that causes allergic reaction, but rather the protein, called Fel d 1, that is found in their skin, saliva and urine. Once a person becomes allergic to this protein they can manifest allergic reactions which seems like a “cold” that never goes away, a skin rash or new asthma symptoms. Here are some helpful tools. To keep the dander to a minimum, brush your cat often, eliminate rugs where possible and filter the air with a pet friendly air purifier where the cat spends time.
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Medical disclaimer: Our at home allergy testing kits and all tests cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor.
“Cat Dander: How to Relieve Your Allergies”. Care.com, Lauren B. Stevens