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Can you die from being allergic to cats?

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An allergic reaction is histamine reaction that is usually characterized by coughing, wheezing, chest tightening, itching, nasal congestion, rash, watering eyes, sneezing and similar symptoms. We know of no fatal allergic reaction from cats. ! Any comments?

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  1. Genevieve says:

    Apr 19, 2010 I don’t have a direct answer, but how allergic are you, exactly? I ask because I also have cat allergies, and am thinking of getting a cat, but have also found that I ‘m not allergic to So, yes, bad idea because you might die.

  2. Altagracia says:

    your parents need to get your sister to an allergist and get her some allergy shots. These should help her allergy to cats. Ive never heard of anyone having a cat allergy severe enough to die from personally but with allergies Im sure someone could prove me wrong but its much more likely it was medication since so many allergy meds have similar ingredients its easy to overdose. I have cat allergies but had a series of allergy shots and happily live with my three cats.

  3. Leanora says:

    I am very allergic to cats & dogs. If I eat some, will I die?

  4. Coletta says:

    Depends how bad you are allergic to cats. but the estimated number of deaths are 50 a year… don’t get cat hair in your mouth. More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_people_have_died_from_being_allergic_to_cats

  5. Maryellen says:

    1 Designate one room (usually your bedroom) as "cat-free" . Do not let the cat sleep in your room or on your pillows. 2 Wash your hands with soap after petting/grooming your cat . 3 Most people are not allergic to the fur – they are allergi… More:http://www.wikihow.com/Deal-With-Being-Allergic-to-Cats

  6. Willie says:

    Usually it’s itchy eyes, runny nose, asthma symptoms or induces asthma symptoms, itchy skin or rash. There are many ways to reduce allergens in your home and allow for you to own a cat. 1 – Keep your cats indoors only. When they go indoor a… More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_symptoms_of_being_allergic_to_cats

  7. Frieda says:

    Dec 21, 2011 These are questions you should be asking your VET not strangers on the internet . Yes – a cat COULD die from being altered but odds are pretty slim. cats fixed is they have an allergic reaction to the anesthetic and die on

  8. Paola says:

    Thousands of people across the globe are allergic to cats. If you dust and vacuum on a weekly basis, you can keep cat hair and dander from In the U.S., 10 percent of the population suffers from pet allergies–cats being the worst culprits. Detail:http://www.ehow.com/how_4531247_treat-allergic-reactions-cats.html

  9. Mateo says:

    i have a long haired cat and im allergic to my cat but my family dosen’t want to get rid of it what do i do!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

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