Your first way to deal with symptoms is to reduce your exposure to cats. This is not the same with “do not be exposed to cats” so this might be easier than totally giving it up.
- Bathe your cat in a regular basis. Yes, it is known to everyone that cats are generally afraid of water but when they get used to it, this would not be a problem. Bathing them may reduce the amount of their saliva in the fur, and may also reduce the amount of dander present in their hair.
- Let your cat stay in just one area of the house. With this, you will avoid the allergen from spreading throughout your entire house. It would also be easier to clean the area.
- Don’t let your cat sleep in your bed. This might be a little difficult if you are greatly attached to your pet, but you have to do this.
- Keep your cat away from your bedroom as this room should be free from allergens as much as possible.
- Clean your home with the help of a vapor steam cleaner. Research shows that vapor steam is helpful in killing cat proteins present in your carpet and upholstery while steam cleaner is a good way to clean and kill bacteria and allergens as well.
- After petting your cat, never rub your eyes without cleaning your hands first. It is a must that you wash your hands using an anti-bacterial soap after touching your pet.
There are more ways on how to prevent your symptoms from getting worse but for now, you must start with the basics, and the easiest ways. Remember, you do not have to get rid of your cat even if you experience an allergic reaction to them, and the only way to maintain this is to try to prevent your symptoms from occurring, or from getting worse. If it does become unmanageable, you must consult with your doctor immediately.
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