What is an allergy?

Allergy

An allergy is defined as an exaggerated or inappropriate reactions of the immune system, medically described as hypersensitivity to specific substances. Allergies are induced in different areas of the body, essentially the respiratory system (e.g. hay fever, asthma), gastro-intestinal tract (e.g. peanut allergies) or the skin (e.g. contact dermatitis).

One Response to “What is an allergy?”

  1. Caroline

    I’m also allergic to cats, and I have 2 full grown cats. That said, I’m no expret on the matter. My allergies still act up every now and then, but I just take that as the price I pay for having the cats. There really is no cure unless you have extremely mild allergies, in my opinion. I take Zyrtec whenever it acts up, and that usually helps. But other than that, I just make sure to brush them every day, bathe them anywhere between once a week to once a month, and keep the house (especially all furniture) vacuumed. You mainly need to get the kittens used to being brushed and bathed early on. Hope some of this helps!!

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