What Are Cat Allergy Symptoms?

Cat allergy symptoms may be different for all sufferers. These symptoms are described as an itching and sometimes swelling or irritation of the eyes, throat, nose and mouth. An itching rash in some sufferers can also cause a feeling of discomfort in the throat. A mild scratch on the area that is affected by the cat allergy may not cause any serious reactions. However, if the scratch becomes infected and has spread to other parts of the body it may cause a severe skin infection which will usually result in the sufferer having difficulty breathing, having difficulty swallowing, drooling, vomiting and eventually developing pneumonia.

Another common sign of cat allergy is the development of circular swellings in the throat. This is caused by the swelling of the throat and lymph nodes, which is known as laryngeal eczema. It is normally treated with antihistamines and goitrogenic drugs which clear the allergy in the skin. Also affected by this type of allergy is the cat’s saliva. Cat saliva may cause dryness of the throat and mucous membrane, which causes the soreness of the mouth and throat and is often accompanied by a dry cough. The use of a wet washcloth on the mouth will usually relieve this soreness and help the sufferer to breathe easier.

If you think that your pet cat is one of the many who have developed pet cat allergy symptoms, you should consult a doctor immediately. Symptoms of pet cat allergy can be easily avoided by avoiding contact with the allergens by keeping your house clean and keep your cat indoors.