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Allergic? [Jul. 24th, 2008|06:25 pm]
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I seem to be getting more allergic to my cats these days. And possibly other things, too.

I've grown up with cats, but over the last 4 or 5 years I have noticed that I can't really be around dogs for more than an hour, and cat's licking me or shedding a lot tends to bother me quite a bit (rashes, difficulty breathing, itchy eyes, etc.).

Last night I suddenly had nice, sharp pains in both of my eyes, which kept me up until I took some allergy medication. The medication finally wore off this afternoon (it made it pretty difficult to get through a 30-minute talk I had to give in the morning — though it did solve my ongoing problem with moving through material too fast).

I'll be scheduling a doctor's appointment tomorrow to see what's up.

[User Picture]From: flamingophoenix
2008-07-25 02:22 am (UTC)
In the meantime, you can try rinsing the cats in water. It cuts down on the dander (and thus the allergens in the air). No soap, just water. It's not a miracle cure but it's something.

Good luck!
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[User Picture]From: redlily
2008-07-30 03:28 am (UTC)
Yikes. I know you adore the kittehs, but don't let guilt keep you from an itchless life . . . . :-/
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